HOURS after Philadelphia and Joel Embiid agreed on a five-year extension worth $148 million, Boston had no trouble with the 76ers as the Celtics led wire-to-wire for a 113-96 win in NBA preseason action on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).
Semi Ojeleye scored 16 for Boston, which led by as many as 34 even with Celtics stars Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford not seeing action. Ben Simmons scored 15 for the 76ers, though missed seven of his 10 free throws.
CELTICS: Aron Baynes sprained his left knee in the first half. ... Jaylen Brown scored 12 for the Celtics, who got 15 apiece from Terry Rozier and Abdel Nader.
76ERS: Furkan Korkmaz scored 13 and No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz added 12. ... The 76ers shot 28 percent from 3-point range and 52 percent from the foul line.
UP NEXT: Boston (3-0) visits Charlotte on Wednesday. Philadelphia (0-3) plays Brooklyn on Wednesday in Uniondale, New York.