03/20 21:07 CDT Embiid gets 37 and 22 to lead 76ers past Celtics 118-115
Embiid gets 37 and 22 to lead 76ers past Celtics 118-115
By AARON BRACY
PHILADELPHIA (AP) --- Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on
Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22
points in the fourth quarter to lead the streaking Philadelphia 76ers over the
Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night.
Tobias Harris added 21 points for the 76ers, who won their sixth game in a row
and avoided a season sweep by the Celtics. Philadelphia (47-25) holds the No. 3
seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race, three games ahead of idle Indiana
and four in front of fifth-place Boston.
Irving scored 36 points for the Celtics.
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