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Dec 15, 9:53 PM EST

Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics' 105-87 win over 76ers


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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points, leading the Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

Avery Bradley had 15 points, and Brandon Bass and Jeff Green added 14 apiece for Boston (8-14), which snapped a three-game skid.

Rookie Nerlens Noel had a career-high 19 points for the 76ers (2-22), who dropped to 0-13 at home this season. Philadelphia moved closer to the NBA mark for worst home start to a season, set in the 1993-94 season when the Mavericks began 0-19.

The 76ers were coming off a late collapse in Saturday's 120-115 overtime home loss to Memphis when they gave up an 18-point lead with 7:39 left in the fourth quarter.

Tony Wroten, who entered leading Philadelphia in scoring at 17.5 points a game, went scoreless.

Boston rebounded after Friday's 101-95 loss to the Knicks, a game in which New York snapped its 10-game skid. Rajon Rondo had two points in that defeat and Jared Sullinger was scoreless.

The duo improved slightly against Philadelphia, tallying five points apiece. But they weren't needed much against the offensively challenged 76ers, who entered averaging a league-low 91.4 points. Philadelphia managed just 13 points in the second quarter and entered the break trailing 57-38.

Olynyk had 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including 3 of 4 from behind the arc, at the half. He finished 12 for 17 from the field, including 3 for 5 from 3-point range.

Boston fell into an early hole by missing its first nine field goals before settling in. Olynyk's 14 points helped Boston go in front 30-25 at the end of the first quarter.

Philadelphia never cut the margin under double-digits after halftime.

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Celtics: Marcus Smart (Achilles) and Marcus Thornton (calf) were out for Boston. ... Boston improved to 2-0 against the Sixers this season, including its 101-90 victory in Philadelphia on Nov. 19. . Boston outscored Philadelphia 25-1 in fast-break points.

76ers: Signed Turkish power forward Furkan Aldemir and waived Ronald Roberts. . Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Cole Hamels sat courtside next to 76ers owner Josh Harris. . Philadelphia last won at home on April 14 of last season against Boston. . F K.J. McDaniels returned to the lineup after missing Saturday's game due to an ankle injury.

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Philadelphia hosts Memphis on Friday.

Boston hosts Orlando on Wednesday.

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