76ers advance without Joel Embiid in Game 5
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With Embiid out, 76ers advance previous Wizards in Video game 5
The Philadelphia 76ers will have a couple of additional day of rests in order to get Joel Embiid healthy for the 2nd round.
Head coach Doc Rivers went little with Embiid sidelined with a meniscus tear as the 76ers beat the Wizards 129-112 to remove Washington from the playoffs. Rather of beginning seasoned center Dwight Howard, Rivers went with a beginning 5 of Seth Curry, Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, Danny Green and Matisse Thybulle. Curry scored a playoff career-high 30 points, leading all Sixers.
The star backcourt of Bradley Beal (32 points) and Russell Westbrook (24 points) attempted to keep the Wizards in the video game and require a Video game 6 back house, however it wasn’t enough. Washington likewise encountered injury troubles this series as Davis Bertans was eliminated 4-6 weeks after suffering a calf injury in Video game 4.
Previously on Wednesday, it was revealed that Embiid would miss out on Video game 5 and is thought about everyday after an MRI exposed a “small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee.” The MVP finalist was hurt in the very first quarter of Video game 4 and didn’t return in Philadelphia’s 122-114 loss to Washington.
Embiid’s minutes were down prior to his injury, logging thirty minutes simply as soon as in the series. He balanced 24 points and 6.8 rebounds in 4 video games.
Philadelphia will now get ready for the winner of the Atlanta/New York series. Video game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals might start as early as Sunday.
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