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Preview: Celtics at 76ers

The Boston Celtics seek their first three-game winning streak in over two months when they finish their road schedule at Philadelphia on Monday. Boston received 25 points from Avery Bradley and Kelly Olynyk to pick up a 111-99 victory at Cleveland on Saturday, snapping a 13-game road losing streak. Jeff Green and Brandon Bass added 19 points apiece and rookie guard Phil Pressey handed out a career high-tying 13 assists.

Celtics 111, Cavaliers 99

Celtics 111, Cavaliers 99: Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched his season high with 25 points and added a season-high 12 rebounds as Boston pounded host Cleveland. Avery Bradley went 5-of-6 from 3-point range en route to 25 points and Jeff Green scored 19 for the Celtics, who have won back-to-back games for the first time since Mar. 7 and 9. Brandon Bass scored 19 points and Phil Pressey matched his career best of 13 assists while starting in place of Rajon Rondo (shin) for Boston.

Preview: Celtics at Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics sat Rajon Rondo on Friday and still managed to end a nine-game losing streak. They hope to add Rondo back into the lineup when they visit Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. The Celtics have been resting Rondo on the second night of back-to-backs since his return from knee surgery but sat him on the front end Friday with a shin injury and could have him back for Saturday.

Preview: Celtics at Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics sat Rajon Rondo on Friday and still managed to end a nine-game losing streak. They hope to add Rondo back into the lineup when they visit Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. The Celtics have been resting Rondo on the second night of back-to-backs since his return from knee surgery but sat him on the front end Friday with a shin injury and could have him back for Saturday.

Celtics 106, Bobcats 103

Celtics 106, Bobcats 103: Avery Bradley scored 22 points and Jared Sullinger added 20 as Boston snapped a nine-game slide by holding off visiting Charlotte. Brandon Bass recorded 18 points and nine rebounds and Jeff Green scored 18 for the Celtics, who were without guard Rajon Rondo. Rookie Phil Pressey started in Rondo’s place and recorded 10 points and a season-high 13 assists for Boston.

Preview: Celtics at Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks failed to create some breathing room against one light opponent and will attempt to keep from suffering consecutive bad losses when they host the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Atlanta struggled in a 102-95 home loss to the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday to see its lead trimmed to 1 1/2 games over the New York Knicks for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks are just 9-22 since being four games over .500 on Feb. 1.

Bulls complete two-day sweep of Celtics

Bulls complete two-day sweep of Celtics CHICAGO -- The Boston Celtics are nowhere near playoff contention, but the Chicago Bulls struggled to beat them two nights in a row. Forward Mike Dunleavy scored 22 points to lead Chicago to a 94-80 victory over the Celtics on Monday night at the United Center, and the Bulls completed a sweep of the back-to-back set. On Sunday in Boston, the Celtics gave the Bulls all they could handle before falling 107-102.

Preview: Bulls at Celtics

The Chicago Bulls backed into their playoff spot when the New York Knicks lost on Friday but are still in a battle for positioning in the Eastern Conference. The Boston Celtics, who host the Bulls on Sunday, are in a battle for draft position at the bottom of the league. Chicago is a game behind the Toronto Raptors in the battle for third place in the East and is kicking off a home-and-home set with the lowly Celtics.

NBA: Back spasms force James to miss Celtics game

Miami Heat star LeBron James sat out Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics because of back spasms, just the third match this season that the four-time NBA most valuable player has missed. Avery Bradley scored 23 points as the Celtics took a 101-96 victory over the Heat, who were playing the second of back-to-back road games. James had been on form Tuesday, scoring 25 of his 43 points in the opening quarter as Miami beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 100-96.

Suns 87, Celtics 80

Suns 87, Celtics 80: Goran Dragic scored 20 points and visiting Phoenix finished strong to snap a three-game slide. Eric Bledsoe had 17 points and 10 rebounds while Markieff Morris contributed 15 points and nine boards off the bench for the Suns, who pulled within a game of Memphis for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. P.J. Tucker finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and five steals in his return from a one-game suspension.
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