The Boston Celtics may be leading the Atlantic Division, but they haven't looked like a first-place team against the Philadelphia 76ers this season.
If Philadelphia can't get out of its funk down the stretch, a division title - or worse, a playoff spot - may be out of the question.
The Celtics look to extend their Atlantic lead by avoiding a third straight loss Sunday night to the visiting 76ers, who have dropped three straight overall.
Boston entered the All-Star break mired in a five-game losing streak and with a 15-17 record, trailing Philadelphia by four games.
The Celtics (31-24) quickly turned that around, winning five straight to open the season's second half, in which they've gone 16-7 to make up a total of six games on the 76ers, who they now lead by two games.
Boston won for the sixth time in eight games overall Saturday, beating Indiana 86-72 - the fourth time in the last eight contests that Boston held its opponent below 80 points.
Coach Doc Rivers lauded his team'...