Celtics make 11 threes, defeat the 76ers 112-92

The Celtics hit 11 three-pointers on their way to a 112-92 victory over the 76ers, which moved them into sole possession of the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

It was Boston's eighth straight game scoring at least 100 points and third win in three tries over the 76ers.

Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder led all Boston scorers with 20 points, while Robert Covington of the 76ers scored a game-high 25 points.

Snowstorm Jonas may end up being a season-changing event for the Celtics if the early results are true. Marcus Smart, who, as reported on here, used yesterday's travel delay to work on his jump shot. Well, Marcus went 6 for 11 from the field and 3 of 6 from three against the 76ers, by far his best offensive game since he returned from injury.

It was all Celtics for most of the night, as they were able to exert their will over Philadelphia on the offensive side of the floor the entire night. In fact, they had scored 94 points after three quarters before taking their foot off the pedal in the fourth.

In addition to Smart's shooting, Thomas was 8 for 17 from the field, Avery Bradley 7 of 13 while 3 of 4 from three, and Crowder 7 of 12 while 4 of 6 from three. Overall, the Celtics shot 11 of 25 from three on the night.

The Celtics are hoping they can carry this offensive surge into Monday night's matchup with the Wizards. One thing on their side? They are 7-3 this season in back-to-back situations.