Embiid (illness) scored 26 points (6-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 12-14 FT) and added nine rebounds, two assists, two blocks and a steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's 94-89 win over the Raptors.
Embiid managed not to miss a game after an illness kept him out of practice and shootaround Tuesday. In addition to the strong fantasy performance, Embiid had a game-sealing block in the final seconds of the game, and was +20 in plus/minus in the upset win. He has scored 20 points in 10 straight games, and is becoming a highly influential free throw shooter. Over the last 10 games, he is shooting 84.1 from the line on 11.3 attempts per game.
Embiid (illness) will start at center for Wednesday's matchup with the Raptors, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports.
Embiid has been dealing with an illness over the last few days, but after receiving treatment up until pregame Wednesday, he's now feeling good enough to take the court. He'll move back into the starting lineup and should be capped at about 28 minutes as usual. Nerlens Noel (ankle) is also active and playing, which could mean Jahlil Okafor drops out of the rotation yet again.
Embiid (illness) is expected to start Wednesday's game against Toronto, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Embiid has carried a questionable designation since falling ill Tuesday, but the 76ers expect to have him available, with coach Brett Brown telling the media that he plans to start Embiid at center. Embiid will remain on his usual, 28-minute restriction, with Nerlens Noel and Jahlil Okafor absorbing the remaining minutes at center.
Embiid also sat out practice Tuesday, but that absence was believed to be for maintenance reasons. It looks like he'll now feeling under the weather, so the 76ers will likely wait until pregame warmups to see how Embiid is feeling before a decision is made on his status. In the event Embiid is held out, Jahlil Okafor would likely enter the rotation and start at center, while Nerlens Noel (ankle) would serve as his main backup. Okafor would fall to third in the pecking order at center if Embiid is cleared to play.
Sixers coach Brett Brown said Tuesday that he expects Embiid to be held to a 28-minute restriction all season, Jessica Camerato of CSN Philadelphia reports.
The 76ers have been slowly building up Embiid's workload since the beginning of the season following a two-year layoff due to a pair of foot fractures, and despite the center remaining healthy throughout his rookie campaign, the organization apparently doesn't want to tempt fate by increasing his minutes count. While it would be interesting to see what new statistical heights Embiid could reach if he received playing time on par with the league's other top centers, he's still been magnificent under his current restriction, averaging 22.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steal per game so far in January. Embiid, who sat out Tuesday's practice for rest but is considered probable for Wednesday's game against the Raptors, should face fewer minute limitations in 2017-18, when the 76ers may be ready to vie for a playoff spot.
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