Embiid’s numbers were off a bit compared to his careers bests, yet the 7-footer has played in every game with the Sixers still without fellow All-Star Ben Simmons.
With their habit of blowing large leads again haunting the Sixers, Embiid came back in the game late in the fourth when a 22-point lead was whittled to single digits. Embiid, who has a history of injuries, was NBA MVP runner-up last season and one strike against him was games played: He played in 51 games while Denver’s Nikola Jokic played all 72. Detroit used a 16-1 run late to make the game interesting and fell to 0-4.
“I didn’t start off the game well and missed some early reads and easy shots,” Bey said.