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Sunday, March 16th (All times Eastern)

Boston Celtics (22-44) at New Orleans Pelicans (26-39), 6 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - Two teams will try to halt losing streaks Sunday night when the Boston Celtics visit the Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Celtics have dropped three straight, including the last two at home. Boston has lost five straight as the visitor and will head to Dallas to battle the Mavs on Monday night.

Boston's third consecutive loss came Friday night in Beantown at the hands of the Phoenix Suns. The final seven points of the game all went in Phoenix's favor as the Suns prevailed, 87-80.

"We didn't play with any poise. That was probably the biggest thing. They executed pretty well," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. "Yes, we collapsed at the end, but the fact of the matter is we probably lost the game just as much in the third quarter. Our offense was incredibly stagnant."

The Celtics shot 30.9 percent from the field against the Suns, a staggering 29-for-94. Things weren't much better from long range as Boston went 3-for-21 for 14 percent.

Kris Humphries, who stormed off the court after the loss, had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds. Chris Johnson was the only other double-figure scorer with 11, but Kelly Olynyk grabbed 10 rebounds.

Boston guard Avery Bradley returned to the lineup after missing 13 games with an ankle injury and finished with nine points in 16:38 minutes of action.

The Pelicans have lost two in a row, both at home, after starting this residency with back-to-back wins over the Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets. The losses came against the Memphis Grizzlies and, on Friday, the Portland Trail Blazers.

New Orleans fell, 111-103, at home to Portland and owned a six-point lead with 8 1/2 minutes left in the game. Damian Lillard sparked the Blazers to victory late in the game.

Anthony Davis scored a career-high 36 points with nine rebounds for the Pelicans.

"I don't care about that," Davis said of his career high. "I only care about winning. We lost so all that is just for you guys."

Brian Roberts netted 19 and dished five helpers, while Eric Gordon and Tyreke Evans scored 16 apiece. Gordon added six rebounds and six assists, while Evans chipped in eight rebounds and eight assists.

The Pelicans polish off the homestand Wednesday against the Toronto Raptors.

The Pelicans won by three in Boston on Jan. 3 and have taken four straight in the series. New Orleans is 3-1 in its last four as the host against the Celtics.

03/16 10:27:50 ET

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UVA 27
UNC 28
Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14
 
1st
SFG 0
KAN 0
 
Final
WISC 52
MD 7
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SMU 10
MEM 48
Final
ILL 28
MINN 24
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RICE 41
UNT 21
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NEB 42
RUTG 24
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KST 23
TEX 0
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ARK 45
UAB 17
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UVA 27
UNC 28
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EMICH 17
NILL 28
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NAVY 41
SJST 31
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BST 35
AKR 21
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GASTATE 31
GASO 69
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TOL 42
UMASS 35
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WMICH 42
OHIO 21
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COL 37
UCLA 40
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UMO 10
KSU 3
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WAKE 17
BC 23
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BUF 14
CMICH 20
 
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MARS 35
FATL 16
 
Final
PITT 28
GT 56
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SMISS 20
LATU 31
 
Final
MSU 35
MICH 11
 
Final
KENT 31
MSST 45
Final
STAN 38
ORST 14
 
Final
TCU 82
TTU 27
Final
OKST 10
WVU 34
Final
WKENT 66
ODU 51
 
Final
UTST 34
UNLV 20
 
Final
MIZZ 24
VANDY 14
 
4th
UCF 34
TEMPL 14
 
3rd
WASU 16
ARZ 38
 
2nd
CLEM 3
SYR 3
 
Half
LAMON 13
TXST 0
 
Half
TXSANANTO 0
UTEP 17
 
2nd
COLST 24
WYO 3
 
2nd
LSU 0
MISS 7
 
1st
TENN 0
ALA 20
 
2nd
AUB 7
SCAR 7
 
1st
PSU 0
OSU 0
 
10:00pm Tonight
UTAH
USC
10:45pm Tonight
WASH
ARST
11:59pm Tonight
HAW
NEV
Final
SJS 1
BUF 2
2nd
TOR 0
BOS 1
 
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NYI 3
DAL 3
 
2nd
PHI 0
DET 1
 
2nd
OTT 0
NJD 0
 
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MON 1
NYR 1
 
1st
STL 0
CHI 1
 
1st
NAS 0
PIT 1
 
1st
MIN 2
TAM 0
 
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ARI
FLA
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CAL
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Final
NCCU 42
SAVST 14