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Embiid 37-22 as surging 76ers top Celts

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Boston's recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally had enough.

Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.

Tobias Harris added 21 points for the 76ers, who avoided a season sweep by the Celtics. Philadelphia (47-25) holds the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race, three games ahead of idle Indiana and four in front of fifth-place Boston.

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Rebounds Per Game
Rank Name RPG
1 A. Drummond, Det15.4
2 J. Embiid, Phi13.6
3 D. Jordan, NY13.4
4 R. Gobert, Uta13.0
5 G. Antetokounmpo, Mil12.7
6 C. Capela, Hou12.5
7 K. Towns, Min12.3
8 N. Vucevic, Orl12.1
9 A. Davis, NO12.0
10 H. Whiteside, Mia11.9
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Blocks Per Game
Rank Name BPG
1 M. Turner, Ind2.78
2 A. Davis, NO2.44
3 M. Robinson, NY2.42
4 R. Gobert, Uta2.27
5 B. Lopez, Mil2.27
6 H. Whiteside, Mia1.97
7 J. Embiid, Phi1.97
8 J. McGee, LAL1.86
9 K. Towns, Min1.68
10 A. Drummond, Det1.66
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