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Celtics fall to 76ers, Embiid has 25 factors and 13 rebounds


Jaylen Brown scored 21 factors and Jayson Tatum had 20 for Boston. The Celtics had received three in a row.

Philadelphia 76ers’ Tyrese Maxey, middle, goes as much as shoot as he will get previous Boston Celtics’ Enes Freedom, proper, throughout the first half. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola) The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid had 25 factors and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers used a dominating begin to roll to a 111-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday evening.

Embiid completed 5 factors shy of setting a franchise document with 30 or extra factors in 9 straight video games. He stays tied with Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain for the membership mark with eight in a row.

The recreation turned on Philadelphia’s 28-2 first-quarter run.

Tyrese Maxey scored 23 factors, and Tobias Harris and Seth Curry every added 17 to assist the 76ers win for the eighth time in 9 video games.

Jaylen Brown scored 21 factors and Jayson Tatum had 20 for Boston. The Celtics had received three in a row.

With each groups enjoying the primary half of a back-to-back, Boston coach Ime Udoka pulled his starters with 9:17 left and trailing 89-72.

Philadelphia led by as many as 22 factors within the first half, and the Celtics by no means lower the margin underneath double-digits after halftime.

Embiid has been on a tear since Dec. 26, upping his season common to 27.1 factors per recreation getting into Friday after a dominating eight-game stretch during which he averaged 32.6 factors.


Things bought heated with 28.8 seconds left within the quarter when Josh Richardson fouled Matisse Thybulle arduous throughout Thybulle’s breakaway strive. The gamers got here collectively, however no punches have been thrown. Richardson, who performed for the 76ers with Thybulle throughout the 2019-20 season, was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul and each Thybulle and Grant Williams have been issued technicals.

Thybulle was in the midst of one other Flagrant 1 with 7:35 left within the third quarter when Dennis Schroder pushed Thybulle from behind on his method to a fast-break dunk. Thybulle got here down arduous on his again however stayed within the recreation.

Embiid obtained a technical after scoring and getting fouled with 2:19 left within the third for an obvious elbow within the course of Payton Pritchard.


Celtics: Marcus Smart (well being and security protocols), Boston’s fourth-leading scorer (11.6 ppg), didn’t play for the second straight contest.

76ers: Danny Green (proper hip) was out. It was his twelfth missed recreation this season. “He’s having one of those years,” coach Doc Rivers stated. … Shake Milton (again) sat for the fifth straight contest, and Rivers stated he isn’t near returning.


Celtics: Fell to 8-14 on the highway. … Trail season sequence 2-1. Teams are scheduled to satisfy yet another time, Feb. 15 in Philadelphia. … Robert Williams III had 12 factors and 14 rebounds.

76ers: Improved to 9-9 at house and 8-6 with Embiid within the lineup in Philadelphia.


Celtics: Host Chicago on Saturday evening.

76ers: At Miami on Saturday evening.

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