‘I’m Back’: Joel Embiid Dominates Indiana With 33 Points, 12 Rebounds

by March 11, 2019
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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.