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Embiid exits with apparent leg injury, 76ers beat Wizards

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WASHINGTON – Joel Embiid scored 23 points but departed midway through the third quarter following an apparent leg injury in the Philadelphia 76ers' 127-101 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night.

Embiid, an MVP candidate for his role on the Eastern Conference-leading Sixers, was in his first game back following a week-long absence for contract tracing.

He entered Friday averaging 30.2 points and 11.6 rebounds. He had also grabbed seven rebounds before his departure with 6:20 left in the third.

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