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Joel Embiid 'wants green light to play' for Philadelphia 76ers

17 April 2018, 10:14 | Anna Jefferson

Sixers vs. Heat Game 2: Why it will be a shootout

Sixers grab 1-0 series lead over Heat in first playoff win in six years

The Miami Heat were able to even their series with the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night, as they walked into the Wells Fargo Center and picked up a 113-103 victory behind a huge night from Dwyane Wade.

The defeat marks the Sixers' first loss since their March 13 defeat to the Indiana Pacers and despite previously going 9-0 without injured star center Joel Embiid, his absence was especially felt this game with the 24-year-old later expressing his frustration on Instagram, stating he was "f--g sick and exhausted of being babied".

When asked about the Instagram post, Embiid told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne: "I promised the city the playoffs and I'm not on the court and I may not be on Thursday either".

Sixers coach Brett Brown said there is no specific timetable for Embiid's return. "He wants to be with his team".

Simmons flirted with another triple-double with 24 points, eight assists and eight rebounds.

The Sixers are going with Ilyasova over Amir Johnson, who started the past nine games in place of injured all-star center Joel Embiid.




The series will head south to Miami for game three and four on Thursday, April 18 and Saturday, April 21.

"He's a basketball player, man".

"I think in the second-half we matched their defensive intensity", Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.

The Turkish player had a lot of success with the Sixers last season after being acquired on November 1, 2016, from the Oklahoma City Thunder, along with a 2020 first-round draft pick, for Jerami Grant. How limited, and what happens if Spoelstra makes it really limited bears watching - not just for this series, but also as a prelude to a potential move away from Whiteside this summer (if Miami can find a taker for him).

The Sixers had won 17 consecutive games before losing to Miami in Game 2 at home.



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