Philadelphia; Friday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia faces the Boston Celtics after Joel Embiid scored 42 points in the 76ers’ 117-109 victory over the Celtics.
The 76ers are 3-1 against Atlantic Division opponents. Philadelphia is 5-0 when it wins the turnover battle and averages 16.8 turnovers per game.
The Celtics are 1/3 against the rest of the division. Boston is eighth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.6% from downtown. Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics shooting 43.8% from 3-point range.
The teams square off for the second game in a row.
Jaylen Brown ranks second on the Celtics averaging 25.8 points while adding 5.8 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game. Daniel Theis is shooting 69.1% and averaging 9.6 points over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 6-4, averaging 117.5 points, 46.1 rebounds, 27 assists, 8.4 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 49.2% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 115.5 points on 45.2% shooting.
Celtics: 7-3, averaging 111.4 points, 46.1 rebounds, 22.7 assists, 8.4 steals and 5.4 blocks per game while shooting 47.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 107.9 points on 44.7% shooting.