Embiid had 42 points and 14 rebounds in his return to the lineup after missing nine games because of COVID-19 protocols. Philadelphia lost seven of those games without the four-time All-Star and has now dropped eight of 10.
”I really thought I wasn’t going to make it,” Embiid said. ”
Timberwolves: Patrick Beverley missed his second straight game in what is expected to be at least a two-week absence after getting injured in Wednesday’s 113-101 win over Miami. Veteran Philadelphia newscaster Jim Gardner rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell prior to the game.