Sixers Embiid won't play in Game 2 against Heat

Sixers Embiid won't play in Game 2 against Heat

Has cleared NBA's concussion protocol.

The Philadelphia 76ers didn't need Joel Embiid in their Game 1 blowout of the Miami Heat.

Embiid sustained the eye injury in a March 28 collision with rookie Markelle Fultz.

After missing each of his first two National Basketball Association seasons due to injury and being limited to 31 games in 2016-17, Embiid played a career-high 63 games this season.

After game two Monday, the 76ers will stay in Philadelphia for workouts before traveling to Miami on Wednesday ahead of game three on Thursday, the soonest Embiid could return to the lineup. Big man Joel Embiid could return in Game 2 or 3, but based on how the club is performing, adding him to the rotation will just enhance the experience.

Embiid averaged 22.9 points, 11 rebounds, and 3.2 assists during 63 regular season games. "But everything has been going well".

In Game 1 against the Heat, Philadelphia ran away in the second half winning 130-103. I've been able to do everything. The squad has won nine straight games without Embiid. And I feel great.

Joel Embiid rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell, and the Sixers made a whole lot of noise as the new edition of The Process began with a resonance that will echo throughout the National Basketball Association. "We gonna see how it feels in the next couple of days".

Klay Thompson scored a game-high 27 points and Kevin Durant chipped in with 24 as Golden State began its title defense with an easy win over San Antonio in Oakland, Calif.

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