Joel Embiid told the Sixers crowd that he was “back” Sunday, having dominated the visiting Indiana Pacers with 33 points and 12 rebounds in a 106-89 win.
Embiid had missed nearly a month due to a sore left knee.
Philly had gone 4-4 in the big fella’s absence.
Per the AP:
Joel Embiid mouthed “I’m back” to a roaring 76ers crowd that had missed the popular big man.
“He is a difference maker in all ways, shapes and forms,” coach Brett Brown said.
With Embiid back, the Sixers (42-25) moved into a tie with Indiana for third in the East, and they hold the tiebreaker over the Pacers by virtue of their 3-1 record in the season series.
“I just felt like I had to play this game just to make sure we were in good position,” Embiid said.