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Another even team performance saw the Boston Celtics comprehensively beat the Toronto Raptors.
Joel Embiid changed his disposition — and then the momentum of the game. Tobias Harris had 23 points and 15 rebounds, Embiid locked in and turned aggressive in the second half and finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers held off the Orlando Magic 108-101 on Friday night in their first game without All-Star Ben Simmons. Simmons is out indefinitely after injuring his knee Wednesday night.