Joel Embiid, Nick Nurse give injury updates after Sixers fall to Knicks

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia 76ers got back at it on Friday when they played host to the new-look New York Knicks. The Sixers entered the night with a 23-10 record and were looking to continue to grow.

Instead, they fell flat. They led by 10 in the first quarter, but then trailed by as many as 39 in a 128-92 loss to the Knicks at home. New York shot 18-for-41 from deep compared to 6-for-23 for Philadelphia on the night.

Joel Embiid kept his streak of 30 points and 10 rebounds alive for his 15th straight such game, but there was a bit of an injury scare for him. He appeared to tweak his knee in the first quarter and it wasn’t a very efficient night for him. He shot 10-for-23 on the night.

“I think I should be fine,” said Embiid after the loss. “I think I twisted it a little bit, but I think I’ll be fine.”

The Sixers do have a quick turnaround as they will play host to the Utah Jazz on Saturday. When asked if Embiid is expected to play in the contest, coach Nick Nurse simply said: “Yes.”

In terms of Tobias Harris, the veteran left at the end of the third quarter due to a left ankle injury. Nurse is hoping that the reliable forward can play on Saturday.

“They checked him out,” Nurse said of Harris. “He kind of jammed his ankle. X-rays and stuff were negative, but he kind of thinks he’s going to be questionable for tomorrow. I think he says it’s going to be determined on how he wakes up in the morning but he thinks it’s a reasonable chance that he could play.”

The Sixers and the Jazz will tip off at 7:30 p.m. EST on Saturday.

Story originally appeared on Sixers Wire