Despite Joel Embiid's return, Celtics win Game 2 121-87.

The Boston Celtics were able to make a significant comeback in Game 2 against the Philadelphia 76ers after losing the first game of the series.

The return of newly crowned MVP Joel Embiid was the key storyline going into the game,

but the big man's homecoming didn't result in victory for the Sixers on this particular night.

Early in the game, the Celtics took the lead, which they never lost. Boston went into the locker room at halftime with an eight-point lead,

By the end of the third quarter, that lead had grown to 27 points. The game was essentially over at that time,

As the Celtics went on to win 121-87. Philadelphia will host Games 3 and 4 of the series this weekend since it is now deadlocked at one game each.

With 25 points, four assists, and three rebounds in Game 2, Jaylen Brown led the Celtics.

Malcolm Brodgon contributed 23 points and six rebounds off the bench. Due to his foul problems,

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