Joel Embiid returns after missing 4 games

Joel Embiid returns after missing 4 games

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Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
With the Hawks trailing by 1, they ran their bread and butter lob play. Joel Embiid broke that up and helped preserve a win at home. He detailed how he was able to do after the win. #Sixers sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/11/28/joe… via @SixersWire11:09 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
It was interesting to hear both Trae Young and Joel Embiid talk about the same play tonight — Embiid’s steal of Young’s attempted pass to John Collins in the closing moments of the game — and get their different perspectives on how it went down: pic.twitter.com/v2IQXrLfUU11:02 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid on the Sixers’ resilience without him, James Harden and Tyrese Maxey: “Guys coming in, they haven’t gotten minutes all season, I’m just proud of them because they’re ready. You can tell they were waiting for this moment, for their name to be called. I’m just proud.” pic.twitter.com/9uPzxyZ5mL11:02 PM

Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid with a detailed description of the late steal against Trae Young: “I just tried to play cat-and-mouse game, had him thinking he a wide-open lob… I was trying to bait him and it did work. In some instances, it doesn’t.” pic.twitter.com/8Vm0lJhd4W10:53 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid exits stage after his postgame availability, a Slay Eagles jersey in hand. Both the CB and his wife, Jennifer, were on hand for the Sixers’ win tonight. pic.twitter.com/9CQ1b4oXys10:33 PM

Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid, while also crediting all his teammates who have stepped up in his absence, says about the recent run of play: “It’s a testament to our coaching staff…Coach Doc and his staff have been getting everybody ready, making sure we come in and do everything possible to win” – 10:28 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Joel Embiid says he couldn’t walk for a few days after injuring his foot and was fearful of what the injury might be. Says he’s just happy it wasn’t worse and that he didn’t have to miss more time than he did. – 10:26 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Players with 20 PTS, 8 REB, 8 AST and 3 BLK in a game this season:
— Zion
— Embiid
— Jokic
— Giannis pic.twitter.com/MRxaE2S5eh10:18 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
MVP-level stuff from Embiid in his return, a signature two-way play to cap off another great team win. Don’t look now, but the Sixers…look like a good basketball team?
thepaintedlines.com/embiids-last-m…9:53 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Another great win for the Sixers tonight. Couldn’t buy one early, they battle back with some zone, Harris, and Embiid, and the big man takes you home with a dominant stretch to end it:
phillyvoice.com/instant-observ…9:35 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Here are the player grades following Joel Embiid carried the team to a win #Sixers
sixerswire.usatoday.com/lists/player-g… via @SixersWire9:31 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid’s final stretch, down one: Hits a step-back jumper for the lead, baits Trae Young into a massive turnover, makes two free throws, successfully talks trash to John Collins on the free-throw line and makes one more free throw.
Sixers win, 104-101. They are 12-9. – 9:29 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
Final: Sixers 104, Hawks 101.
Philly comes back from down 16 in Joel Embiid’s return to win for a seventh time in nine games.
Embiid: 30-8-7
Trae Young: 18 and 10 assists
Shake Milton: 21-5-7
Tobias Harris: 24 and 10 boards – 9:29 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Thought Collins might try to intentionally miss that second one and we’d all get free chicken to top it off.
Nevertheless, Sixers with a nice comeback to take this one, pulling away for a 104-101 win. Embiid was huge down the stretch, and had 30/8/7/2/2 in his first game back. – 9:28 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Sixers win 104-101 in Embiid’s return. 30/8/7 for the big fella. Huge plays from him on both ends down the stretch. – 9:28 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Embiid tonight:
30 PTS
8 REB
7 AST
2 STL
2 BLK
Scored the 76ers last 11 points. pic.twitter.com/x9Ve4glOrX9:28 PM

Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
All Joel Embiid has done in the final 20 seconds of this game is:
– Hit the go-ahead jumper
– Deflect and then steal a pass by Trae Young
– Hit two free throws to put Philly up 3 with 4 seconds left
Sixers are one defensive possession away from a big win in Embiid’s return. – 9:24 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Yet another massive defensive stop for the Sixers, Embiid retreating to the rim to deflect a lob from Trae Young to John Collins.
Embiid at the line for 2 free throws to make it a 3-point game with 5 seconds to go.
This defense is unbelievable right now. – 9:21 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Game on the line, Embiid hits the shot to take the lead and comes up with a huge defensive play on the other end. Was fighting it from midrange all night, but he dug deep when it has counted late – 9:20 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Yet another massive defensive stop for the Sixers, Embiid retreating to the rim to deflect a lob from Trae Young to John Collins.
This defense is unbelievable right now. – 9:20 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Felt like the Hawks have just shot it a bit better all night than the Sixers. But Embiid comes up with a nice fadeaway on the switch to give the Sixers a 101-100 lead with 18.6 seconds left. – 9:18 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
A Joel Embiid step-back gives the Sixers a 101-100 lead with 18.6 seconds left. Embiid is up to 27 points on 9-18 shooting after starting the game 1-7. – 9:18 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Sixers have gotten Joel Embiid the ball at the nail about 400 times in the fourth quarter. They did so again there, with 20 seconds to go, and he calmly sank a jumper to give Philly a 101-100 lead with 18.6 remaining. – 9:18 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Embiid’s foul on Collins remains a common foul. Double techs on Niang and Collins. Collins at the line for two with the Hawks up 92-91 with 5:07 left. – 9:06 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
John Collins is engaging the crowd as he heads to the bench.
An Embiid play for a block on Collins at the rim is being reviewed for a flagrant (on par for this crew tonight), although it will remain as a common foul. – 9:06 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
De’Anthony Melton goes 1-2 from the line and the Sixers have come back from 16 down to tie the score at 81 heading into the 4th.
Big quarter from Milton, who is up to 19/5/7 on the night. Embiid and Harris both have 19 as well. Atlanta’s shooting 47.6% from 3, but -5 in TOs. – 8:47 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
Like how Embiid directed the offense here for Shake to create and then Korkmaz to finish pic.twitter.com/UmQVl77j4Z8:43 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid waited for Shake Milton to jog back towards the Sixers’ bench to give hive a high-five before huddling up during the timeout. Milton has 17/6/5, the deficit is down to 3 points. – 8:36 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Halftime: Hawks 55, Sixers 51. Sixers trailed by as many as 16 but made a push at the end of the period. Embiid started slow but now has 14-5-3. Harris with an efficient 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 4 rebounds. – 8:07 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Great response by the Sixers to close that half — only down four after a rough start with turnovers and poor shooting. There for the taking, especially with Embiid heating up late – 8:07 PM
Lauren Rosen @LaurenMRosen
Strong run to close Q2 for the @Philadelphia 76ers, who once trailed by 16, now down 4 headed into halftime.
Embiid: 14 PTS / 5 REB / 3 AST
Harris: 14 PTS / 4 REB
Milton: 8 PTS / 5 REB / 5 AST – 8:07 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
The Hawks led by as many as 16 earlier in the half, when the Sixers were shooting just 4-13 from 3 and Embiid started off 1-7. But Embiid started to get it going there to close the 2nd and the Sixers’ zone was effective, and the Sixers have cut the lead to 4, 55-51, at the break. – 8:06 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
A disastrous end to the first half for Atlanta, who led by as many as 16 but now only lead 55-51 going into the break. Joel Embiid erupted down the stretch, and now has 14-5-3 on the night.
Justin Holiday leads Atlanta with 13 points in 12 minutes off the bench. – 8:06 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
The ball has inadvertently smacked Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid in the face. Emblematic of this first half. – 7:54 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Shake Milton and De’Anthony Melton, who have performed so admirably in the absence of Maxey and Harden, are a combined 2-of-10 from the floor tonight. Embiid is 0-for-4 in his return.
Unsurprisingly, the Sixers trail 40-30 about midway through the second. – 7:48 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
And here comes Embiid, for those who were worried.
Meanwhile, House got a T for pounding the ball off the floor in frustration. – 7:41 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Paul Reed is about to check in. Rivers sticking with him with Embiid back, at least in this matchup. – 7:24 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Philly trails it 18-16 early. Tobias Harris has 9 points to lead the way at the moment and Joel Embiid has 2, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists #Sixers7:20 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid buying into the offensive trends that earned the Sixers a 3-1 week last week despite being down 3 stars, moving the ball quickly on DHOs as actions develop. Philadelphia has run Chicago action a ton through the first 4 minutes. – 7:17 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Couple impact plays on the defensive end for Embiid early. His rejection of Hunter leads to a Milton transition layup. Then Embiid collects a loose ball, which resulted in a Harris finish. – 7:17 PM
Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps
The Sixers say Joel Embiid is available to play tonight and will start against the Hawks after missing the past four games with a left foot sprain. – 6:35 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle are both available tonight. Starters are Shake Milton, De’Anthony Melton, Tobias Harris, PJ Tucker, and Embiid. #Sixers6:32 PM
Derek Bodner @DerekBodnerNBA
Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle will both play tonight. – 6:31 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
Joel Embiid is available tonight #Sixers6:31 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
Embiid, Thybulle, and Tucker will all play tonight – 6:31 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid has begun to warm up #Sixers pic.twitter.com/QnKwqfDRN66:15 PM

Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Embiid out for his usual pregame warmup. No protective measures immediately visible on either foot. pic.twitter.com/Nd3BOT0x3H6:13 PM

Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Doc Rivers said he’s hopeful Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle can play tonight vs. Atlanta. As per usual, Embiid’s status will be determined after his pregame workout. Thybulle already went through his pregame on-court work about a half-hour ago. – 5:27 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
No word on Joel Embiid yet but Doc Rivers said that he worked out and practiced for the past four or five days. – 5:17 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Doc Rivers hopes to have Joel Embiid back on the floor tonight, but he isn’t sure. Same goes to Matisse Thybulle. They both are listed as questionable tonight. #Sixers5:17 PM
Rich Hoffman @rich_hofmann
Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle are both listed as questionable for tonight’s game against Atlanta. – 3:39 PM
Kyle Neubeck @KyleNeubeck
midday Sixers injury report check in…
PROBABLE: Tucker (ankle soreness)
QUESTIONABLE: Embiid (mid-foot sprain), Thybulle (left ankle, tenosynovitis)
OUT: Harden, Maxey, Springer – 2:53 PM
Gina Mizell @ginamizell
Quick injury status update on Joel Embiid, P.J. Tucker and Matisse Thybulle here 👇
inquirer.com/sixers/sixers-…1:54 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Sixers injury report for tonight:
Out: Harden, Maxey, Springer
Questionable: Embiid (left mid-foot sprain), Thybulle
Probable: Tucker – 12:41 PM
Keith Pompey @PompeyOnSixers
Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle are listed as questionable for tonight‘s game against the Atlanta Hawks. PJ Tucker is probable. #Sixers. – 12:39 PM
Ky Carlin @Ky_Carlin
Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle are listed as questionable for tonight’s matchup with the Hawks. PJ Tucker is probable. James Harden, Tyrese Maxey, and Jaden Springer all remain out. #Sixers12:37 PM
Austin Krell @NBAKrell
Joel Embiid is questionable for tonight’s game vs the Hawks. – 12:34 PM
Justin Grasso @JGrasso_
#Sixers‘ Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle have been upgraded to Questionable for tonight’s game against the #Hawks12:32 PM
NBA Math @NBA_Math
Nov. 28 RPR MVP rankings:
1. Luka Doncic: 16.8
2. Stephen Curry: 16.6
3. Jayson Tatum: 15.9
4. Kevin Durant: 15.8
5. Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: 15.6
6. Donovan Mitchell: 14.6
7. Joel Embiid: 13.9
8. Devin Booker: 13.1
9. Anthony Davis: 12.5
10. Giannis Antetokounmpo: 12.4 pic.twitter.com/aA6GX4wsNM11:25 AM

Evan Dunlap @BQRMagic
Wonder where the Sixers will trade Embiid so they can retool around Reed. – 6:57 PM

More on this storyline

Kyle Neubeck: Doc Rivers says he’s hoping Joel Embiid will be a go tonight after he tests himself during pregame warmups. Says he’s worked out the last 4-5 days or so -via Twitter @KyleNeubeck / November 28, 2022
Philadelphia: Joel Embiid (left mid-foot sprain) and Matisse Thybulle (left ankle tenosynovitis) have been upgraded to questionable for Monday’s game against Atlanta. PJ Tucker (left ankle soreness) has been downgraded to probable. -via HoopsHype / November 28, 2022
Justin Grasso: Joel Embiid and Matisse Thybulle remain out for tomorrow’s game against the #Magic. Marks the fourth-straight absence for Embiid and the second for Thybulle #Sixers -via Twitter @JGrasso_ / November 26, 2022

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