AP Source: Embiid doubts Game 5 with knee injury | Sports News


By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is uncertain for Game 5 with pain in his right knee.

Embiid had an MRI on Tuesday and his status will be decided before Game 5 of the Philadelphia game against the Washington Wizards, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on Tuesday on condition of anonymity as the decision has not been formalized.

The Sixers lead the Wizards 3-1 in the Eastern Conference first round series. Game 5 is Wednesday night.

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The NBA MVP finalist found himself on the ground behind the baseline after seeing his shot blocked by Washington’s Robin Lopez on a drive to the basket in the first quarter.

After staying downstairs for a while, a wincing Embiid stood up and then put his hand on the lower right back.

He stayed in the game for now, before finally heading to the locker room in the last minute of the period.

Embiid entered the game averaging over a point per minute in the top seven series.

He scored a career-high playoff-high 36 points in 28 minutes in a 29-point win for the 76ers in Game 3 on Saturday.

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