Joel Embiid on Celtics : “ They are the Best Team in the League “

The Celtics, missing Jaylen Brown and Kristaps Porzingis, orchestrated a remarkable comeback against the Philadelphia Sixers, securing a 117-107 victory and reclaiming the top spot in the Eastern Conference (9-2).

Despite a challenging second quarter where turnovers plagued the Celtics, resulting in a 36-20 scoring advantage for the 76ers, the team rebounded in the second half.

Their defense tightened, restricting Joel Embiid to 12 points and holding the 76ers to a 30.8 percent success rate from beyond the arc.

Following the game, Joel Embiid devoted a moment in the post-game interview to express admiration for the Boston offense and the team as a whole.

He explicitly acknowledged that they stand as the best team in the league.

Another standout performance came from  former 76ers player Al Horford, stepping into the starting lineup and contributing 14 points, including 4/8 from three-point range.

His defensive efforts played a crucial role in containing Embiid, who finished with 20 points and a minus-25 plus-minus rating.

Jayson Tatum led the game with 29 points, complemented by eight rebounds and six assists, while Derrick White added 27 points and five assists, showcasing a resilient team effort.

The Celtics demonstrated adaptability and cohesion, overcoming adversity to secure a significant victory and reaffirm their standing in the Eastern Conference.

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