It Looks Like Joel Embiid Will Try to Play in Game 2

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It Looks Like Joel Embiid Will Try to Play in Game 2

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First reported by The Athletic and later repeated by ESPN, Joel Embiid appears prime to return on Wednesday night.

The 76ers’ big man hurt his knee in Game 3 of his team’s first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets. While Philly was able to complete the sweep and buy him some extra recovery time, he was still unable to rejoin the starting lineup ahead of their semifinal matchup with the Heat.

In shocking fashion, the 76ers were still able to pull out the Game 1 victory in Boston despite the absence of their superstar. James Harden had arguably the best game of his playoff career, tying his postseason high with 45 points on an electric 17-30 shooting from the field.

With one already stolen in enemy territory, some thought Philadelphia might opt to sit Embiid out until they return home later this week on Friday. However, it appears the green light is in Embiid’s future as the team hopes to take an intimidating 2-0 series lead.

The news also comes less than 24 hours after Embiid was officially named the 2022-23 MVP. He beat out both Nikola Jokic and Giannis Antetokounmpo for the prestigious honor. You can read more about that here:

Author: Elias Schuster

Elias Schuster is the Lead Bulls Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @Schuster_Elias.