Report: Sixers star Joel Embiid out vs. Heat due to back soreness

As the Philadelphia 76ers get set to take on the Miami Heat on Monday night on a second night of a back-to-back, they will be looking to bounce back from a bad loss to the Toronto Raptors at home.

They will have to do so without the services of their superstar big man and the league’s top MVP candidate.

Joel Embiid will miss Monday’s game with the Heat due to back soreness. The big man has been questionable in the past due to the injury, but against a physical Heat team and considering the scheduling circumstance, it makes sense to why Embiid will take a break on Monday. He looked like he needed one anyway.

Without Embiid, the Sixers will likely turn to DeAndre Jordan in the starting lineup and this could open the door for more Paul Reed minutes. The second-year big man from DePaul did play a few minutes on Sunday and without Embiid, this could give him more time.