PHILADELPHIA (AP)– Joel Embiid had 25 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76 ers utilized a controling start to roll to a 111-99 success over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
Embiid completed 5 points shy of setting a franchise record with 30 or more points in 9 straight video games. He stays connected with Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain for the club mark with 8 in a row.
” I knew it however was actually not chasing it,” Embiid stated. “Those are legends. I’m shocked Wilt didn’t in fact do it more than 8 times. My primary focus entering tonight was getting the win. We got the win which’s what I more than happy about.”
Tyrese Maxey scored 23 points, and Tobias Harris and Seth Curry each included 17 to assist the 76 ers win for the 8th time in 9 video games.
The video game switched on Philadelphia’s 28 -2 first-quarter run.
” Good energy, excellent defense, sharing the ball, we got stops and got them to take a lot of hard shots,” Curry stated. “That was an excellent start for us.”
Jaylen Brown scored 21 points and Jayson Tatum had 20 for Boston. The Celtics had actually won 3 in a row.
” The sluggish start doomed us,” Boston coach Ime Udoka stated. “I need to do a much better task of getting our people all set to play. They were coming off a loss and played a little more difficult than we did. It’s on me.”
With both groups playing the very first half of a back-to-back, Udoka pulled his beginners with 9: 17 left and tracking 89-72
” There wasn’t much going there, so I desired a trigger from our more youthful men and tomorrow’s video game played into it,” Udoka stated.
Philadelphia led by as lots of as 22 points in the very first half, and the Celtics never ever cut the margin under double-digits after halftime.
Embiid has actually been on a tear because Dec. 26, upping his season average to 27.1 points per video game going into Friday after a controling eight-game stretch in which he balanced 32.6 points.
Things got heated up with 28.8 seconds left in the quarter when Josh Richardson fouled Matisse Thybulle hard throughout Thybulle’s breakaway shot. The gamers came together, however no punches were tossed. Richardson, who bet the 76 ers with Thybulle throughout the 2019-20 season, was evaluated a Flagrant 1 nasty and both Thybulle and Grant Williams were provided technicals.
Thybulle remained in the middle of another Flagrant 1 with 7: 35 left in the 3rd quarter when Dennis Schroder pressed Thybulle from behind on his method to a fast-break dunk. Thybulle came down hard on his back however remained in the video game prior to being gotten rid of with 2: 19 left in the 3rd and not returning due to ideal shoulder pain.
Embiid got a technical after scoring and getting fouled with 2: 19 left in the 3rd for an obvious elbow in the instructions of Payton Pritchard.
Celtics: Marcus Smart (health and wellness procedures), Boston’s fourth-leading scorer (116 ppg), didn’t bet the 2nd straight contest.
76 ers: Danny Green (ideal hip) was out. It was his 12 th missed out on video game this season. “He’s having among those years,” coach Doc Rivers stated. … Shake Milton (back) sat for the 5th straight contest, and Rivers stated he isn’t near to returning.
Celtics: Fell to 8-14 on the roadway. … Trail season series 2-1. Groups are set up to fulfill one more time, Feb. 15 in Philadelphia. … Robert Williams III had 12 points and 14 rebounds.
76 ers: Improved to 9-9 in the house and 8-6 with Embiid in the lineup in Philadelphia. … Had 12 takes, with Thybulle getting 5.
Celtics: Host Chicago on Saturday night.
76 ers: At Miami on Saturday night.
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