The NBA internal injury report now has Joel Embiid listed as probable.— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) April 19, 2018
It’s happening. Hopefully.
Joel Embiid has been upgraded from doubtful to probable for Game 3 vs. the Miami Heat.
If Joel plays, it changes the outlook of tonight’s game drastically. The Sixers could desperately use his presence due to Miami’s increased physicality on the defensive end. There’s a fear that physicality could endanger Embiid if his face isn’t 100% healed. But the Sixers have been extremely cautious, so I’ll take their word for it if they decide he’s good to go.
The idea of a masked Joel Embiid playing in Game 3 brings about feelings one grown man should never feel. But here I am.
Good news! This is good news!
At 5:30 you’ll get official word from the head coach on Joel Embiid, who is now listed as probable.— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) April 19, 2018
The countdown begins.
Am told barring something unforeseen in pregame warm-ups, Embiid will play tonight.— Jon Johnson (@jonjohnsonwip) April 19, 2018
Jon Johnson, you are a man of the people.
76ers star Joel Embiid is expected to play in Game 3 against the Heat tonight, barring setback -- likely with mask and goggles.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) April 19, 2018
By all accounts, Joel Embiid will play tonight barring any setbacks in warmup. With a mask and goggles.