The Sixers will look to rebound on Monday when they host the struggling Orlando Magic.
Embiid did make a remarkable return with 42 points and 14 rebounds, marking the 14th time in his career he has posted at least 40 points and 10 rebounds in a game.
But with the Sixers’ lineup changing virtually on a nightly basis, they looked out of sync for large portions of the game. “Guys have been out, I just came back, Tobias just came back, but it’s not an excuse. We dug a hole at the beginning. It was tough to come back from, but we essentially did. We had to put in a lot of energy into it. So next time we should definitely start games better.”
Harris added 17 points and nine rebounds in his return from a two-game absence with hip soreness.