Centre Joel Embiid scored 42 points and managed 10 rebounds as Eastern Conference leaders the Philadelphia 76ers overcame the Boston Celtics 117-109.
Tobias Harris added 22 points for the Sixers, who have won eight of nine at home.
When you talk about MVP, talk about @JoelEmbiid.
42 PTS | 10 REB | 2 AST
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) January 21, 2021
The Los Angeles Clippers took advantage of city rivals the Lakers’ slip-up on Tuesday with a 115-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings to go top of the Western Conference.
Kawhi Leonard produced a man-of-the-match performance with 32 points, six steals and five assists as the Clippers recorded their fifth consecutive win.
In other news, LeBron James scored a season-high 34 points as the Los Angeles Lakers won 113-106 at the Milwaukee Bucks to stay unbeaten on the road this season.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope made seven three-pointers for the NBA champions and forward Anthony Davis had 18 points and nine rebounds.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 25 points and 12 rebounds for the Bucks.
Victory saw the Lakers, who are now a franchise-best 8-0 on the road, retake top spot in the Western Conference.