Joel Embiid’s 42 points power Sixers to 117-109 victory against Celtics

PHILADELPHIA — The Boston Celtics had a lot to do with the 76ers’ facelift. The Celtics sweeping them in the first round of last season’s playoffs led to several drastic offseason changes. The Sixers have a new coaching staff, hired Daryl Morey and other front-office personnel, and added new complimentary pieces for Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, and Tobias Harris. So some could consider Wednesday’s contest was sort of a barometer game to see how the new-look Sixers matched up against Boston. Just sort of. Both teams were without a key starter — Seth Curry (Sixers) and Jayson Tatum (Celtics) — due …

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