December 25, 2017, 10:59 am
Embiid is battling back problems that have cost him three of the last four games but he looked no worse for wear on Saturday evening. If he were to sit it’d be Amir Johnson starting. Richaun Holmes seems like the replacement play of choice but he only played four minutes, all in garbage time, in Philly’s last game. His dabbing Grinch attire has earned him some minutes today, but we’ll see. Redick has missed two straight with his hamstring injury but the Sixers have been relatively mum on when he could return. Jerryd Bayless has been starting but is in the midst of a poor shooting stretch and wouldn’t be a strong play.
Update: Both Embiid and Redick will play.