Embiid ruled out for Game 2

In his formal out-on-the-town mask Sixers center Joel Embiid rings the replica Liberty Bell to get the crowd going at Wells Fargo Center ahead of a 130-103 win over Miami in Game 1 of their playoff series

The 76ers head into Tuesday's Game 2 showdown with the Miami Heat riding a 17-game winning streak - including Saturday's 130-103 win at Wells Fargo Center - and with the knowledge that Joel Embiid's return may come sooner than later.

Philadelphia Sixers' Center Joel Embiid has cleared the NBA's concussion protocol.

He has since undergone surgery, however, the Sixers have continued to perform well without him as they are 8-0 since his injury and ended their season strongly with 16 straight wins - a franchise single-season record.

In just his second season, Embiid averaged 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game while leading Philadelphia to its first playoff berth since 2012. Whiteside played only 12 minutes in Game 1, while Kelly Olynyk was extremely effective, but it sounds like Miami will at least field the same starting five on Monday.

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The series will then move to Miami for games three and four.

Simmons finished just one rebound short of a coveted triple-double with 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds.

Joel Embiid's return will have to wait until Friday (AEST) at the earliest.

But the coach added that it would be hard to put together a full scrimmage for Embiid, whose conditioning may be a factor upon his return. "To re-create that in real ways isn't going to happen". Philadelphia isn't the type of organization that would allow a player to rush back, but now it can convince Embiid that he's not costing any games on the bench while during his recovery process. "But everything has been going well". I've been able to do everything.

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"I feel fine", Redick said. "We're gonna see how it feels in the next couple of days".

Brett Brown admitted the 76ers don't have a clear idea of when Embiid will return.

Without Embiid, the Sixers dominated the Heat in Game 1.

Philadelphia has handled Embiid's absence well. And the fact that we won Game 1 also doesn't influence it.

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