Injured Sixers star Joel Embiid doubtful to play in Game 5 vs. Wizards

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The Philadelphia 76ers will return home on Wednesday to host the Washington Wizards in Game 5 after they were unable to close out the series in Game 4 on Monday. The Sixers had too much to overcome on the road to come away with a victory.

A big reason Philadelphia had a tough time on Monday was the loss of their superstar big man, Joel Embiid, in the first half to right knee soreness. Without him, the Sixers could not find consistent offense, and they seemed to try and do too much without the big fella. They struggled to move the ball and find open looks.

As the Sixers and Wizards head back to Philadelphia for Game 5, Embiid is doubtful to play in the game.

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The team will continue to further evaluate him over the next 24 hours. However, the doubtful listing is not promising.

Seth Curry is probable with the left ankle sprain and George Hill is probable with a left knee contusion.

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If Embiid can’t go, then more pressure will be placed upon Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris to close out the series. Washington will continue to attack and play desperate basketball, and the Sixers will have to match that without their best player.

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