Philadelphia 76ers’ star Joel Embiid suffered a correct knee injury following a hard fall Monday night, which took him out of his group’s 122-114 Game 4 loss at the Washington Wizards.
Sixers coach Doc Rivers said Embiid would have a MRI on Tuesday and was uncertain if he would be able to play in Wednesday’s Game 5 in Philadelphia as the 76ers, up 3-1 in the arrangement, attempt again to clinch.
Embiid crashed with the floor after he was met noticeable all around at the rim by Wizards center Robin Lopez a little more than seven minutes into the game. Lopez neatly obstructed the shot, however Embiid lost his equilibrium in transit down and smashed onto his backside, quickly grimacing in pain.
Embiid remained in the game after a break and completed out the first quarter however was in some inconvenience, keeping his lower directly down region. Subsequent to settling up with the game in the last seconds of the first quarter, he went to the locker room, limping somewhat, and never returned.
Embiid had an effect in his experience on floor, scoring eight focuses with six bounce back, two helps and a take in the first quarter. He came into the game averaging 30 focuses on 67% shooting in the series.
In the wake of building a small lead with Embiid, the 76ers were outscored by 15 in the second and third quarters.
“Once Jo came out, we weren’t moving the ball as well,” said 76ers guard Ben Simmons, who had just three assists. “We didn’t get enough easy looks.”
Without Embiid in the center, the Wizards set up 48 points in the paint, with centers Daniel Gafford and Lopez looking over for 28 points.
“We’re going to need him to be the last team standing, to win,” 76ers guard Danny Green said. “It doesn’t mean we can’t win the next game without him.”