Joel Embiid Clears NBA's Concussion Protocol

Lynette Rowe
April 16, 2018

The 76ers stormed home in the second half, outscoring the Heat 74-43 without star Joel Embiid, who is recovering from a fractured orbital bone.

Durant, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson took charge in Game 1 of the first-round series to elevate the Warriors' intensity at last playing without fellow All-Star and injured two-time MVP Stephen Curry, sidelined since March 23 with a sprained left knee.

The Philadelphia 76ers didn't need Joel Embiid for Game 1 of their first round series against the Miami Heat on Saturday. That game will be 8 p.m. Monday at the Wells Fargo Center.

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Embiid passed the NBA's concussion protocol, but remains out. Sixers coach Brett Brown said Sunday that the club does not have a clear idea on when Embiid might return. Game 3 is Thursday night in Miami.

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John Wall led eighth-seeded Washington with 23 points and 15 assists, and Markieff Morris scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

However, the Sixers didn't have a tough time without him in Saturday's 130-103 Game 1 victory over the Heat.

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.

Philadelphia won 16 straight games to close out the regular season. "We gonna see how it feels in the next couple of days".

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