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Embiid nursing knee injury as series shifts to Philadelphia for pivotal fifth game

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JUNE 14: Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts after a turnover against the Atlanta Hawks during the second half of game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at State Farm Arena on June 14, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. NO PHILADELPHIA - Joel Embiid and the 76ers barely have a leg to stand on.

Embiid can’t jump. He can’t get any lift in his shots -- notable in a blown layup that should have won Game 4 -- and couldn’t make any buckets in the second half.Embiid is day-to-day.So, now, are the top-seeded Sixers.Embiid continues to suit up and play through torn cartilage in his right knee -- admirably, perhaps -- but at the point of diminishing returns for the Sixers.

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