Boston Celtics

Celtics fall to 76ers, Embiid has 25 points and 13 rebounds

He remains tied with Allen Iverson and Wilt Chamberlain for the club mark with eight in a row.

Tyrese Maxey scored 23 points, and Tobias Harris and Seth Curry each added 17 to help the 76ers win for the eighth time in nine games.

With both teams playing the first half of a back-to-back, Boston coach Ime Udoka pulled his starters with 9:17 left and trailing 89-72.

Embiid received a technical after scoring and getting fouled with 2:19 left in the third for an apparent elbow in the direction of Payton Pritchard.

Celtics: Marcus Smart (health and safety protocols), Boston’s fourth-leading scorer (11.6 ppg), didn’t play for the second straight contest.

… Shake Milton (back) sat for the fifth straight contest, and Rivers said he isn’t close to returning.

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