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Doc Rivers addresses Joel Embiid’s health after Sixers fall to Knicks
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Doc Rivers addresses Joel Embiid’s health after Sixers fall to Knicks

PHILADELPHIA–The Philadelphia 76ers went to battle with the New York Knicks on Friday severely shorthanded. Not only were they missing James Harden due to his foot injury, but they were also missing Joel Embiid for the third straight game due to the flu. It ended with the Sixers falling to the Knicks 106-104 at home. Philadelphia dropped to 4-6 on the season and it’s their second consecutive loss following a 3-game win streak. Before the game, Embiid did warm up. He was out there shooting pregame with tape on his shoulder, and it appeared that he was ready to make his return. He even participated in morning shootaround, but he was scratched late and the Sixers felt his absence out there. “We didn’t know, honestly, we didn’t know,” said coach Doc Rivers. “I was 50/50 watching him at shoo...