Sixers star Joel Embiid a game-time decision for Game 2 vs. Raptors, Amir Johnson active
Embiid is dealing with a stomach flu. The Sixers are going to have veteran big man Amir Johnson active just in case Embiid is limited or can’t play at all.
Embiid (stomach flu) will be a game-time decision, Brown says. Amir Johnson will be active just in case Joel can't go or is limited.
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) April 29, 2019
Embiid played 29 minutes in Game 1. He struggled mightily, shooting just 5-of-18 from the field for 16 points. The Sixers lost by 13 points.
Embiid has been dealing with left knee soreness for quite some time now. He recently said his knee is going to be an issue for him until the offseason starts so he can get some rest. The Sixers are hoping their summer doesn’t start anytime soon, though.
In the Sixers’ first round series against the Brooklyn Nets, Embiid averaged 24.8 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.8 blocks while shooting 50.7 percent overall and 80.0 percent from the free-throw line. Raptors big man Marc Gasol did an excellent job on Embiid in Game 1.
Amir Johnson didn’t play at all in the Nets series. He’s more famous right now for looking at his cell phone while on the bench in Game 1 against the Nets.
Johnson averaged 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for the Sixers during the regular season in 51 games.