Philadelphia faces Boston, aims for 5th straight home win
Philadelphia; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia hosts Boston trying to prolong its four-game home winning streak.
The 76ers are 6-8 against the rest of their division. Philadelphia is the top team in the Eastern Conference with 27.1 assists per game, led by Ben Simmons averaging 7.8.
The Celtics are 10-4 against the rest of the division. Boston averages 13.1 turnovers per game and is 14-9 when turning the ball over more than opponents. The Celtics won the last meeting between these two squads 112-109 on Feb. 12. Gordon Hayward led the way with 26 points.
TOP PERFORMERS: Simmons leads the 76ers with 7.8 assists and scores 17.1 points per game. Tobias Harris has averaged 18.8 points and collected 8.1 rebounds while shooting 48.5 percent over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Celtics: 6-4, averaging 113.7 points, 41.9 rebounds, 27.7 assists, 9.3 steals and 3.6 blocks per game while shooting 48.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.3 points on 47.2 percent shooting.
76ers: 7-3, averaging 112 points, 50.4 rebounds, 26.1 assists, 7.8 steals and 4.3 blocks per game while shooting 46.1 percent from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting.
Celtics Injuries: Al Horford: day to day (knee), Gordon Hayward: out (concussion).