Celtics hand struggling 76ers another lossPosted by Inside Hoops
The Boston Celtics turned consecutive games against teams they’re jockeying with for playoff positioning into a notice for the rest of the Eastern Conference: They have every intention of breaking off a postseason run.
Kevin Garnett scored 20 points and Rajon Rondo dished out double-digit assists for his 17th consecutive game, finishing with 15 to help lead Boston to a 103-79 win over the struggling Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.
One night earlier, the Celtics posted a double-digit win at Indiana, a team one spot ahead of them in the East’s playoff chase.
“We know what’s at stake,” said forward Paul Pierce , who had 17 points. “A fourth seed, maybe a third.”
Brandon Bass and Avery Bradley each added 18 points as the Celtics won for the seventh time in nine games, improving their Atlantic Division lead to three games over both the 76ers and New York Knicks.
– Reported by the Associated Press