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Sixers in awe of Joel Embiid’s performance playing with torn meniscus

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“He’s been our anchor all year. We count on him for a lot of stuff on offense and defense. It comes a time in the season where you got to play through injuries and he’s doing just that. We follow his lead out there on the court. Especially here at home, it gives us an extra boost, whenever he walks out there, and he’s playing hard.”

For the Sixers, this has been nothing new for them. Embiid has been putting up dominant performances all season long, and the big fella is showing no signs of slowing down despite the injury.

“You just saw the dominance of him as a player, what he’s able to do,” Harris added. “I thought defensively, he was key for us just disrupting their pick-and-roll. He’s been amazing. When you go out there and get 40 and 13 and play the way he played, that’s a huge effort from a player.”

The scene shifts to Atlanta for Game 3 on Friday with the series tied at 1 thanks to Embiid’s big night.

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