- Height / Weight
- 7' 0" / 250 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/16/1994 (25)
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid kept his dominant run going during Saturdays loss to the Atlanta Hawks, racking up his 16th consecutive double-double with 27 points and 12 rebounds to his credit. Embiid attempted just 11 shots in the loss, his fewest in an outing since Nov. 4. He did get to the free-throw line frequently, where he finished 11-for-14, while also adding a pair of assists to his stat line. He next faces the Orlando Magic on Monday, whom he recorded a triple-double against in his last meeting with the squad, Nov. 14.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid dominated during his squads win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday, collecting 37 points and a career-high 22 rebounds. Embiid was potentially spurred on by having been on the receiving end of a Flagrant 2 foul at the hands of Marcus Smart during the third quarter, going on to finish 20-for-21 from the free-throw stripe, with the 20 makes setting a new career best. Celtics defensive stopper Aron Baynes left the game early due to injury, which paved the way for Embiid to feast. He has the potential to do so again Saturday when he squares off with the Atlanta Hawks, who are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opponents this season.
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (rest) is expected to be available for Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics. He was rested on Tuesday versus the Hornets, but is not even on the injury report for Wednesday. Amir Johnson should head back to the second unit and the Sixers starters will lose some usage with Embiid back.