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NBA playoffs 2021: How far can the Philadelphia 76ers go without Joel Embiid?

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Embiid has a laugh at Howard's attempt to sell this and-1 (0:32)

Dwight Howard tries to get the referees to count the basket he made under the rim as an and-1. (0:32)

How much rest can the Philadelphia 76ers afford to give Joel Embiid?

The Sixers announced Wednesday that Embiid has been diagnosed with a "small" tear of the lateral meniscus in his right knee after he took an awkward fall during Monday's Game 4 against the Washington Wizards. Embiid didn't play in Wednesday's closeout Game 5 of the series and is listed as day-to-day going forward.

As Philadelphia attempts to treat the injury with rest and rehabilitation rather than with arthroscopic surgery that would sideline Embiid, he'll benefit from as much rest as possible. Can the remaining 76ers help him by continuing to win games with Embiid watching from the bench?


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