Embiid scores 38, 76ers top Celtics
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.
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.
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.