The Sixers are leaving early for their road game so they'll be able to watch the NFC title game from their hotel.
Joel Embiid scored 29 points as the Sixers won their third straight game.
Injuries at the wing are mounting, which means an opportunity for the next man up.
The Sixers could move into sixth place in the Eastern Conference standings with a victory over the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks.
At 21-20, the Sixers have their best record at the midseason point since the 2011-12 season.
T.J. McConnell is blossoming into the scoring threat off the bench the Sixers need.
Joel Embiid had game highs of 26 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the Sixers past the Celtics, who were without Kyrie Irving.
Embiid becomes the Sixers' first NBA All-Star starter since Allen Iverson in 2010.
Joel Embiid will find out if he's a starter in the NBA All-Star Game an hour before his team takes on the Celtics on TNT.
The Sixers' only back-to-back situation this month will be Jan 28 at Oklahoma City and Jan. 29 at Milwaukee.
Joel Embiid can't become a bystander early in the teams' fourth meeting of the season.
The rookie is excelling as the Sixers' backup point guard at practice, and his free throw shooting has improved.
The reserve power forward is still battling gastroenteritis.