By Jerry Wein

The visiting 76ers (35-16) topped the Celtics (25-26), 106-96.

Joel Embiidโ€™s game-high 35 points in his second game back in the lineup helped the Sixers lead by as many as 21 points.

Five Sixers finished in double-figures, and the team more than doubled the Celticsโ€™ trips to the line, outscoring them from the stripe, 39-28.

The Sixers also limited themselves to 13 turnovers, while Boston gave up 22.