Isaiah Thomas matches season-high 31 points as Celtics send Sixers to sixth straight loss
Boston’s Isaiah Thomas goes up for a shot over Philadelphia’s Dario Saric and Jahlil Okafor. AP

THE Boston Celtics scored their second straight win, shooting steady from the stripe in the endgame to edge the 76ers, 107-106, on Saturday in Philadelphia (Sunday, Manila time).

Isaiah Thomas scored 37 and Avery Bradley came up with 20 points as the Celtics notched their second straight win and 12th in 20 games.

Marcus Smart hit two free throws off a Hollis Thompson foul with eight second left for some breathing room before Ersan Ilyasova hit a trey to close in 103-105.

Al Horford also hit his charities off a Nik Stauskas foul for some clearance, 107-103, before Ilyasova hit another triple for the final count.

Ilyasova finished with 18 points, while Dario Saric had a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds.

Jahlil Okafor and Sergio Rodriguez scored 15 each for Philadelphia, which has lost six straight and 16 of 20 games.

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