Wednesday , Dec , 07 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Celts still trying for first winning streak of season

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics try to get back on the winning track
this evening when they continue their five-game road trip against the New
Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets at the Ford Center.

Boston won both meetings with the Hornets last season, but has dropped five of
the last eight matchups. The Celts have also lost four of seven and seven of
11 as the road team in this series.

The Celtics come into tonight’s encounter on the heels of a 91-73 loss to the
Houston Rockets on Tuesday at the Toyota Center.

Paul Pierce netted a team-high 20 points for the Celtics, who have dropped two
of their last three contests. Al Jefferson recorded a double-double with 12
points and 10 rebounds, while Ricky Davis chipped in 10 points and six boards
in defeat.

Delonte West added 12 points for the Celtics, who were coming off a win at New
York on Sunday and have still yet to win back-to-back games this season.

Raef LaFrentz, who scored a season-high 32 points vs. Houston when the teams
met in Boston, managed one point Tuesday. He was 0-of-6 from the field and 1-
of-4 from the line.

Boston, which will close their trek with stops in San Antonio and Dallas, is a
dismal 1-5 away from home this season.