Embiid upgraded to probable for Game 3

Embiid upgraded to probable for Game 3

Embiid missed 10 games while recovering from an orbital fracture and a concussion.

The Philadelphia 76ers have announced that center Joel Embiid will start Game 3 of their first-round playoff series against the Miami Heat on Thursday night. So does the National Basketball Association, in the sense that the league needed to approve the style of mask that Embiid will wear to protect his face.

Yeah, Embiid's mask appeared to have goggles built into the carbon-fiber frame, which was awesome.

On Wednesday, the Sixers listed Embiid as "doubtful" for tonight's game. This is the second time he has injured this area of his face.

Ruled out well in advance of the first two games of Philadelphia's first-round series, Embiid took to Instagram after the Miami Heat's 113-103 victory on Monday night, informing his 2.2 million followers: "F***ing sick and exhausted of being babied". "We like what we've seen over the past few days", Brown said. He was recently cleared from the National Basketball Association concussion protocol and will wear a protective mask once he returns. He really is as smart and instinctive a player as I've coached.

Embiid has averaged 22.9 points and 11 rebounds in 63 games for the 76ers during the regular season. "But you have to spend a little bit of time".



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