The Philadelphia 76ers are winners of three straight at home but have had their struggles on the road as they try to avoid a season-high eighth straight road loss on Friday, February 6th against the Boston Celtics at the TD Garden in Boston, MA. The Celtics are trying to win their third consecutive game, which would tie their highest winning streak for the season.
The 76ers are only one-half game better than last-place New York Knicks in the Eastern Conference, but they’ve won three of their last five. Undrafted Hollis Thompson has been producing recently, averaging 15 points per game in his last three games. Aside from Thompson, Michael Carter-Williams has been the team’s most consistent player, averaging 15 points per game with 7.4 rebounds and 6.2 assists.
Optimism is growing within the 76ers clubhouse, as they’ve been recently competitive against two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. They overcame a 21-point deficit to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night, before falling 91-85. Two nights later, they overcame a 20-point deficit at Cleveland, before eventually falling by 13 points.
The Boston Celtics (18-30) have had back-to-back wins against two of the bottom teams in the league, the Knicks and the Denver Nuggets.
For two teams who are in the same rebuilding process, fans of both sides are excited to see positive results over a stretch of games. Tickets are still available for the 76ers vs. the Boston Celtics on Friday at the TD Garden. According to TiqIQ.com, the average ticket price is $59.29 and the walk-in price is an affordable $10.
Out of town fans looking to see the Sixers play can use Hipmunk.com to find hotels near TD Garden from $113. This Celtics matchup can be the beginning to your eventful weekend in the city of Boston, with Hipmunk also providing reasonable flights to Boston.
The 76ers look to put their youth and athleticism in full gear to capture an elusive road victory.