Friday , Jan , 13 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Boston trying to string wins together

(Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics try to make it two straight wins this
evening when they continue a three-game road trip against the Philadelphia
76ers at the Wachovia Center.

On Tuesday, Paul Pierce poured in 27 points to lead Boston past Atlanta,
98-94, at Philips Arena.

Ricky Davis added 21 points and eight rebounds for the Celtics, who put an end
to a three-game losing streak. Delonte West added 15 points, eight boards and
seven assists while Mark Blount also scored 15 points in the win.

Boston, which last won two in a row from December 19-21, is just 1-12
following a win this season.

Raef LaFrentz started at power forward but played just eight minutes. Brian
Scalabrine is starting to get the bulk of LaFrentz’ action and played a
season-high 28 minutes Tuesday. Both of his baskets came in the fourth
quarter.

The Celtics, who close their trip in Detroit on Monday, are 4-13 away from
home this season.

Boston defeated the Sixers earlier in the season and has won two straight and
five of the last eight meetings. The Celtics have also won two of three and
three of their last five in Philly.

BOS