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Embiid scores 38, 76ers top Celtics

/ 02:49 PM January 23, 2021
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Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers celebrates a three point basket during the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics at Wells Fargo Center on January 22, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP

Joel Embiid scored 38 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Celtics 122-110.

The Sixers beat the Celtics for the second straight game thanks to Tobias Harris, who scored 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting.

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Seth Curry returned from missing seven games due to coronavirus protocols and scored 15 points for the 76ers, who improved to 9-1 at home. Ben Simmons also had 15 points and added 11 assists.

Jaylen Brown led the Celtics, matching his career-high of 42 points to go along with nine rebounds, while Marcus Smart added 20 points and seven assists.

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The Celtics went on a 8-0 run halfway through the fourth quarter. Brown nailed his fifth three-pointer with just under five minutes remaining to close the gap to 103-100.

Simmons answered with a three-point play then a steal and dunk. Harris added a three-pointer for a 111-100 lead. Simmons made another key late basket and the lead ballooned to 13 points with 3:15 left.

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