Sixers v. Celtics
Celtics - The Celtics have won two of their last three games against the Sixers after losing four of their previous five. Last Wednesday, Boston shot just 36.8% from the field against the worst defensive team in the NBA as the Sixers rank dead last in points allowed per game giving up an average of 109..9 points per game. Boston collected a season-high 59 rebounds against the Sixers on January 29th. The Celtics are 243-182 (.572) all-time against the Sixers but just 101-131 (.435) all-time in Philadelphia but have gone 13-7 overall against the 76ers since 2008-09. Point guard Rajon Rondo is just 13 assists away from 4,000 in his career.
13.0 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 0.6 BPG
Sullinger, 21, is coming off back-to-back solid performances. He dropped 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the Celtics win over the Magic on Sunday. Last Wednesday in Boston, he scored 24 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the Celtics loss to the 76ers. In four career games against the Sixers, Sullinger is averaging 8.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 0.8 assists.
13.5 PPG, 8.6 RPG, 1.3 BPG
Hawes, 25, has hit a rough patch scoring 16 total points over the last three games after scoring in double figures five out of the previous six games. His last strong performance came Wednesday against the Celtics when he scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. In 17 career games against the Celtics, Hawes is averaging 7.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.2 assists.