Philadelphia – Joel Embiid He was promoted to Doubtful in Game 3 of the 76ers Eastern Conference semifinals against the Miami Heat on Friday night as he continues to advance toward a potential return to the field.
Embiid filtered NBA concussion protocol and took part in the team’s morning shootout at the Camden, New Jersey, training facility — first steps toward his return from the broken face and concussion he suffered when he was hit in the head with an elbow from the Toronto Bird of Prey forward Pascal Siakam Late in Game Six of the first round series for Philadelphia last week.
The team said Friday morning Embiid is still out of the house, but his situation could change as the day progresses. He was then promoted to questionable over the official team injury report 12:30PM ET to the league.
“We’re just preparing to win the match,” 76ers guard Therese Maxi He said after the shoot. “I hope he plays. If he plays, that’s great. If he doesn’t play, he doesn’t play, and we’re just preparing [if it’s] Another match – a match we have to win.”
With concussion protocol behind him, Embiid still needs to get clearance to play with a broken face, which would require him to wear a mask for Friday night’s game. Embiid has had this before, and missed three weeks in 2018 – including the first two games of Philadelphia’s first-round series against the Heat – after colliding with his teammate Markel Fultz He suffers from a fracture in the left face and a concussion.
Philadelphia struggled without Embiid, who was named last month in the final for the NBA Most Valuable Player award for the second consecutive season, in the two games in Miami. The 76ers went 14 to 64 out of a 3-point range and had no answer for the Miami All-Star Pam AdebayoWhich averaged 23.5 points and 10.5 rebounds when paying 71.4%. Both games were comfortable victories in the tournament.
Meanwhile, The Heat continues, to wait and see if Kyle Lowry, who has missed the past four matches due to a hamstring injury, will be able to play in the third game. Philadelphia-born Laurie, the former Villanova star, was listed on the Game 1 and 2 list after sustaining an injury in Game 3. Of Miami’s first-round win over Atlanta, but was upgraded to Doubtful on Thursday.
Miami did not hold any Friday morning shootout, and Lowry’s situation did not change.
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