Embiid scored 34 points (11-20 FG, 0-3 3PT, 12-13 FT) to go with eight rebounds, six assists and two blocks across 49 minutes in Friday's 119-117 triple overtime loss to Oklahoma City.
In a test of endurance, Embiid prevailed with a game-high 34 points in Friday's triple-overtime marathon against Oklahoma City. In a career-high 49 minutes, the center labored through lingering back pain a game removed from playing 39 minutes in Tuesday's overtime win against Minnesota. Embiid's gutsy effort secured his seventh straight game of 20 or more points. All of the superb stats aside, Embiid's stamina is the greatest takeaway from what was a spectacular performance against the Thunder.
Embiid (back) will play in Friday's game against the Thunder, Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Embiid was added to the injury report Friday morning with lingering lower back soreness, but he is healthy enough to give it a go against OKC. The big man is coming off a strong performance in a win over the Timberwolves on Tuesday, and there has been no report that he will be restricted in any way Friday, so expect a full dose of minutes from Embiid.
Embiid is considered questionable for Friday's game against the Thunder due to back tightness, Derek Bodner of The Athletic reports.
Embiid has been bothered by his lower back in recent days, and it certainly played a role in the Sixers scratching him from Sunday's game in New Orleans. Embiid returned to action Tuesday in Minnesota and did not appear to be hampered, finishing with 28 points, 12 rebounds, eight assists and a block in 39 minutes of action. Look for the Sixers to offer a more concrete update on his status closer to game-time. In the event that Embiid sits, Richaun Holmes would be in line for increased minutes.
Embiid finished with 28 points (8-16 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 11-12 FT), 12 rebounds, eight assists and one block in 39 minutes during Tuesday's 118-112 victory over the Timberwolves.
Embbid returned after a two-game absence, leading the 76ers to a come from behind victory. This game was focused on the matchup of the two centers, with Embiid getting the better of Karl-Anthony Towns on this occasion. He has been incredible so far this season, and barring any injury setbacks, should be locked in as a top 10 fantasy player.
Embiid (back) will be available for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves, Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
The 76ers labeled Embiid a game-time decision heading into Tuesday evening's game even after he was able to participate in the morning's shootaround. The star big man missed the team's previous two games while nursing a sore back. It remains to be seen if the team will be cautious with his minutes in an attempt to avoid aggravating the issue. Embiid has logged more than 30 minutes in six of his previous seven games.
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