January 19, 2019, 7:39 pmJoel EmbiidF/C, Philadelphia Sixers
Joel Embiid (back tightness) dropped 31 points, eight boards, six assists, one block and one three-pointer in Saturday's loss to the Thunder.
Embiid started the game visibly hampered by the back. He was not going as hard as he usually does for rebounds or shot contests. Once he got going, he was going. He looked like his usual self in the second half and helped the Sixers make a big comeback before Paul George ultimately ruined it. Embiid's status may have to be monitored for every game until the All-Star break when he finally gets extended time off.