76ers Joel Embiid Clears Concussion Protocol, Remains out for Game 2

76ers Joel Embiid Clears Concussion Protocol, Remains out for Game 2

Embiid has been out since March 28 with an orbital fracture and a concussion.

According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, Embiid passed the NBA's concussion protocol, but remains out.

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Playing in the National Basketball Association playoffs for the first time since 2012, the Philadelphia side made it 17 overall consecutive wins and 9-0 without Embiid when they crushed the Heat in a 130-103 win to take a first round series lead on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Big man Joel Embiid could return in Game 2 or 3, but based on how the club is performing, adding him to the rotation will just enhance the experience. That game will be 8 p.m. Monday at the Wells Fargo Center. Miami will not be able to win many games if they allow their opponent to shoot that many three-pointers and make the at that high of a percentage.

Even without its All-Star center, Philadelphia has been playing well. Luwawu-Cabarrot, who is averaging 5.8 points per game in 52 appearances (seven starts) this season, hasn't played since March 11. They have also won nine straight games without their best player, dating back to the regular season. He had surgery a couple days after the injury, and he has been out since. Chances are one of those two players falls back down to earth in Game 2, but that could end up being a significant factor which decides how the game plays out. And I feel great.

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

Philadelphia beat Miami 130-103 in Game 1 on Saturday.

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Overall, Philadelphia is riding a 16-game winning streak into the playoffs.

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