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Joel Embiid-less 76ers stun Celtics: Some key takeaways

Josh Richardson led a second half comeback as the 76ers defeated the Celtics 109-98 Thursday night in Philadelphia without star Joel Embiid, who will undergo surgery on his left hand. It’s the team’s third win over Boston this season as they utilized a 11-0 third-quarter run to pull 1 1/2 games behind the Celtics, who are currently third in the Eastern Conference. Here are some key takeaways from the game: Trey-mendous turnaround Without Embiid, Philadelphia had success in a facet of the game they have struggled with all season: 3-point shooting. Josh Richardson, who scored 29 points, celebrates with fans after the 76ers’ 109-98 win over the Celtics on Thursday night.Getty ImagesThe 76ers heeded their coach’s advice — after ...