As Jaylen Brown pummeled the Lakers with one shot after another, it looked as if the only thing that could keep him from a 40-point night was the lopsided score that would turn him into a spectator for most of the fourth quarter. The Celtics led by 27 points with eight minutes left, Boston’s other starters were mostly on the sidelines reveling in what would ultimately become their fifth win in a row.
They weren't happy with last night's episode
Philadelphia 76ers (38-17) Previous ranking: 4 The 76ers have won three in a row after taking a couple of losses to the Grizzlies and Pelicans, including quality wins over the Mavericks and Nets. Joel Embiid had 39 points and 13 rebounds in a 123-117 victory over the Nets. The 76ers will need another big game from him against the Clippers on Friday night.