Sixers’ Embiid, Maxey To Play In Game 2

Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey will both play tonight in the Sixers’ Game 2 matchup with the Knicks, according to TNT’s Chris Haynes (Twitter links).

The team’s two stars were considered game-time decisions leading up to the contest. Embiid played 37 minutes in Philadelphia’s Game 1 loss on Sunday but continued to struggle with his mobility due to his surgically repaired left knee. He shot 8-for-22 from the field while scoring 29 points and had issues defensively as the Knicks scored 27 fast-break points and out-rebounded Philadelphia, 55-33.

Embiid collapsed to the court with pain in the knee late in the first half on Saturday. He was eventually able to slowly walk to the locker room and was cleared to return after intermission. Some media members have questioned whether Embiid should even be playing.

Maxey is battling through an illness which forced him to miss the morning shootaround. Maxey had 33 points in 44 minutes during the 111-104 Game 1 loss.

View Comments (2)