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Celtics hope to extend winning streak to eight

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Posted: Feb 11, 2013 10:51 AM
Updated: Feb 11, 2013 10:51 AM
Source: Associated Press

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UNDATED - There are eight games on the NBA schedule tonight, with one team looking for an eighth straight victory.

The Boston Celtics have no time to rest after an exciting 118-114 triple overtime win over the Denver Nuggets last night. Tonight, they are in Charlotte to play the Bobcats, the team with the league's worst record. Charlotte has lost seven in a row.

In Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Clippers wrap up their season-long eight-game trip hoping to get back-to-back wins when they visit the resurgent 76ers. The Clippers beat the Knicks in New York last night. The Sixers have won five of seven on their homestand that wraps up tonight.

Coming off an overtime loss Friday to Toronto, the Indiana Pacers look to get back on the winning track tonight at home against Brooklyn. The Nets have struggled of late, dropping six of nine. The Pacers had won five in a row before the Toronto loss.

It's not clear yet if Tim Duncan or Manu Ginobili will be able to play tonight as the San Antonio Spurs visit Chicago to play the Bulls. Duncan has missed time with a sore knee, while Ginobili has been dealing with a tight hamstring. The Spurs are looking for their 13th victory in the last 14 games. The Bulls are returning home after an up-and-down road trip.

The Dallas Mavericks are hoping to move closer to .500. They take a two-game winning streak into their home game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks have stumbled since a 20-10 start, and personnel changes may be coming.

Also tonight, New Orleans is at Detroit, Minnesota at Cleveland and Washington is at Milwaukee.

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