PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia 76ers are down two All-Stars.
''It's a painfully obvious bind,'' Philadelphia coach Brett Brown said. ''We're missing two All-Stars. You yank that from the team and it's painful.''
Embiid was injured Wednesday night in a loss at Cleveland when he collided with Ante Zizic. X-rays following the game didn't show a fracture. He was being reevaluated prior to the game Thursday, and the 76ers said they would have another update Friday.
Embiid sat for the 17th time due to injury or suspension.
Simmons missed his third game. Injured in a practice, he has a nerve impingement in his lower back and will miss at least two weeks.