Joel Embiid drops 22 points in 15 minutes in first game back

Kurt Helin
NBC Sports

It had been 257 days since we had seen Joel Embiid on an NBA court. In the interim, he had surgery on the meniscus in his knee, and got a whole lot richer.

When he stepped back on the court for the Sixers preseason game Wednesday, he had not missed a beat.

Embiid had 22 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block in less than 15 minutes. He overpowered Brooklyn inside and ended up 14-of-18 from the free throw line. Embiid missed a couple of threes and more than a couple of defensive rotations, but that’s to be expected. First game back and all.

The Sixers have their guy back, let’s just hope he can stay on the court this season.

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