Is Joel Embiid Playing Tonight vs Pacers? Sixers Release Injury Report for MVP Frontrunner on Back-to-Back

Amulya Shekhar
|Published 18/03/2023

Joel Embiid has been tipped to lead the Philadelphia 76ers deep into the playoffs ever since 2018. This year seems to be his surest shot at that, judging from his team’s fortunes.

The Sixers emerged from the NBA All-Star break with a 3-game losing streak against Boston, Miami and Dallas. It took the wind out of their sails but a moment.

However, they regrouped behind James Harden delivering an unreal 4th quarter performance against Milwaukee. The Sixers’ comeback at the Fiserv Forum has egged them on to a rich run of form.

The Sixers are currently on a 7-game winning streak, banking on their superstar duo for much of the production. Both Harden and Embiid have delivered big-time, leading the league in assists and scoring respectively.

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Is Joel Embiid playing tonight vs Indiana Pacers?

The Sixers’ injured list has only one name on it – it is that of Jalen McDaniels. Embiid has not been mentioned on the list yet, and will likely not be placed there either.

Joel Embiid has been available for the Sixers’ back-to-back sets of late, appearing in 3 of them this season. All 3 of them have come in this calendar year. The Sixers have taken the dub in all 3 of those games.

The Sixers beat the Pacers in commanding fashion earlier this month. Embiid had 42 points, while Harden had 20 assists – the first game in NBA history when a pair of teammates achieved these feats.

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Embiid’s stats this season

Joel Embiid has been unreal on both ends of the floor for the Sixers this year. The 7-footer is averaging 33.5 points per game in just 35.1 minutes on 54.1% shooting from the field.

Embiid brought his 35-point game tally this season up to 25 with his outing against Charlotte. The Cameroonian tied Moses Malone for most 35-point games by a center since the NBA-ABA merger.

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Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar

Amulya Shekhar is a sports junkie who thrives on the thrills and frills of live sports action across basketball, football (the American variant works too), parkour, adventure sports. He believes sports connect us to our best selves, and he hopes to help people experience sports more holistically.

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