Embiid totaled 31 points (11-21 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-10 FT), 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 41 minutes during Sunday's 103-96 loss to the Hawks in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals series. Embiid did everything he could in the loss but was unable to get his team over the hump, once again. Another positive season comes to an end for the 76ers and based on what we have seen over the past couple of years, it could be time to make some changes in Philadelphia. Embiid's future seems guaranteed at this point, so it is likely to be the role players -- or perhaps Ben Simmons -- who could be flushed out. Injuries also continue to be an issue for the big man, who battled a partially torn meniscus for the duration of the second round. While his production is unassailable, longevity is a question that may hang around for the remainder of Embiid's career.
Embiid (knee) will be available for Sunday's Game 7 against Atlanta, John Clark of NBC Sports Philly reports. The big man is technically listed as questionable on the injury report, but his status has never truly been in doubt as the Sixers head into an ultra-important elimination game. Embiid has played through a small tear in his meniscus throughout the series, and while he's showed signs of fatigue, at times, he's mostly looked like himself, averaging 30.3 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steal and 2.2 blocks through the first six games. In Game 5, Embiid went for 37 points, 13 boards, five assists and four blocks before posting 22 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks (with eight turnovers) in Friday's Game 6 victory.
Embiid (knee) is questionable for Sunday's Game 7 against the Hawks. Embiid continues to be questionable due to his small lateral meniscus tear, but it would be shocking if he didn't play in the do-or-die Game 7. Over the past three games, he's averaged 25.3 points, 15.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.0 blocks in 37.7 minutes. However, he's shot just 39.1 percent from the field.
Embiid finished with 22 points (9-24 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 3-4 FT), 13 rebounds, two blocks and an assist across 38 minutes in Friday's win over the Hawks. Embiid has recorded three straight double-doubles and has accomplished that feat in four of the six games of the series, while also scoring at least 20 points on five different occasions. The impact Embiid has on both ends of the court is huge for the Sixers, and Philadelphia needs him to have a big Game 7 if the Sixers want to advance to the next round. Considering Embiid is averaging 30.3 points, 13.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.2 blocks per game in the series, he could be in line to carry the Sixers on Sunday.
Embiid (knee) is starting Game 6 against Atlanta on Friday. Embiid was questionable once again heading into Friday's matchup, but he'll continue to play through his knee injury as the 76ers attempt to stave off elimination in Game 6. The 27-year-old has averaged 32.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 36.4 minutes per game across the first five contests in the series.
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