Team 76 will play in the second round of the NBA playoffs, but most likely without Joel Embiid.
Embiid sustained a right orbital fracture and a slight concussion during Thursday’s 132-97 series win over the Raptors, and there It said There is no timetable for the star center’s return as the 76ers are set to face the Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinals starting Monday.
Four minutes before the end of Game Six, Embiid took an elbow in the face from Pascal Siakam of Toronto, who had an offensive foul. Embiid sat on the bench for the remainder of the match. As the Philly star walked off the field, Raptors fans chanted “f-k Embiid.”
Embiid scored 33 points and 10 rebounds in 36 minutes.
Losing Embiid would be devastating for the Sixers as they approach the series against the top-ranked heat. Miami will go into Game One on Monday with injury questions about star players as well: Jimmy Butler (knee) and Kyle Lowry (hamstring) missed the playoff in Tuesday’s series against the Hawks.