Joel Embiid scores 35 points as Sixers complete season sweep of Celtics with 106-96 win

BOSTON — This was indeed a long time coming for the 76ers. Tuesday’s 106-96 victory over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden enabled them to sweep the season series with their archrivals for the first time since the 2000-01 season and the fourth time overall. In the process, Joel Embiid had 35 points and six rebounds in his second game back from a left knee bone bruise. He made 16 of 20 fouls shots. This Sixers also prevailed 117-109 on Jan. 20 and 122-110 on Jan. 22 against the Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center. Due to a shortened schedule, teams are playing interconference opponents three times …

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