The Boston Celtics (46-12) displayed their dominance, overcoming the Philadelphia 76ers (33-25) with a commanding 117-99 win at home.

Jaylen Brown’s standout 31-point performance, Jayson Tatum’s clutch 29 points, and Kristaps Porzingis’ 23 points along with 12 rebounds, propelled the Celtics to their ninth consecutive victory, maintaining their position atop the NBA standings.

Philadelphia’s Tyrese Maxey led the 76ers with a 32-point effort, but it wasn’t enough to halt their recent struggles, with the team now 4-8 since Joel Embiid’s absence due to injury.

Despite welcoming back key players like Nicolas Batum, De’Anthony Melton, and Kyle Lowry from injury, Philadelphia couldn’t sustain its early momentum, succumbing to Boston’s relentless pressure.