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.

Daniel Gafford #21 of the Washington Wizards and Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers reach for a rebound during the first quarter during Game Five of the Eastern Conference first round series at Wells Fargo Center on June 2, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Daniel Gafford #21 of the Washington Wizards and Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers grab a rebound throughout the very first quarter throughout Video game 5 of the Eastern Conference first-round series at Wells Fargo Center on June 2, 2021, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

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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