Joel Embiid Ruled Out for Game 5 vs Wizards
Philadelphia Sixers center Joel Embiid will not play Wednesday in Game 5 against the Washington Wizards. Per the team, Embiid's MRI revealed a small meniscus tear in his right knee, and he is being listed as day-to-day.
Expect the team to go with either Dwight Howard or Mike Scott in Embiid's place.
Embiid hit the floor hard near the end of the first quarter, heading to the locker room before being ruled out of the game with right knee soreness. He played 11 minutes in Game 4, leaving with eight points and six rebounds.
Embiid has been unstoppable in this series with Washington having no answer to stop him, scoring 20, 22 and 36-points during in the series.
The 27-year old averaged 28.5 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks this regular season, making him a finalist for the leagues MVP award.
While Embiid is out, the Sixers are expected to go with a smaller line-up and maybe even play more of Tyrsee Maxey.