The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers battled for first place in the Eastern Conference with the Sixers coming out on top 106-103 at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night.

With the loss, the Celtics fell to 5-2 on the season, while the Sixers improved to 6-1 on the campaign.

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Coming off their first loss of the season, the Celtics struggled offensively, shooting just 39.6% from the field, and didn’t have an answer defensively for the Sixers duo of Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey.

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The reigning MVP led the way for the Sixers with 27 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double of the season. Maxey added 25 points, nine rebounds and five assists in Philadelphia’s win.

For the Celtics, Kristaps Porzingis led all scorers, going 10-for-18 from the field for 29 points, along with five rebounds and Jayson Tatum added 16 points in an off night. Unfortunately for Boston, Jaylen Brown couldn’t find a rhythm in the game, going 4-for-13 from the field and finishing the night with 11 points.

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The Celtics trailed by 15 points and almost completed the comeback but ultimately fell short.

— After missing the last two games following the birth of his second child, Derrick White made an immediate impact in the Celtics with 19 points and five assists.

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— Off the bench, Sam Hauser led the reserve unit with 13 points, along with four rebounds and one block.

— Porzingis led the Celtics scoring with 29 points going 10-for-18 from the field with five rebounds and three assists.

FanDuel Sportsbook set the odds that Tatum would record a double-double in the game at +120. With his fifth double-double this season, Tatum cleared those odds with 16 points and 15 rebounds in the Celtics loss. A $100 wager on Tatum would have netted a $220 payout.

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The Celtics return home following the conclusion of their three-game road trip to host the Brooklyn Nets in their first game of the NBA In-Season Tournament on Friday night. Tip off from TD Garden is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET.

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