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Embiid has 25 points and 13 rebounds, 76ers beat Celtics

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Embiid finished five points shy of setting a franchise record with 30 or more points in nine straight games.

Embiid has been on a tear since Dec. 26, upping his season average to 27.1 points per game entering Friday after a dominating eight-game stretch in which he averaged 32.6 points.

GETTING CHIPPY

Things got heated with 28.8 seconds left in the quarter when Josh Richardson fouled Matisse Thybulle hard during Thybulle’s breakaway try. Richardson, who played for the 76ers with Thybulle during the 2019-20 season, was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul and both Thybulle and Grant Williams were issued technicals.

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