How far can the 76ers go without Joel Embiid?

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How much rest can the Philadelphia 76ers afford to give Joel Embiid?

The Sixers announced Wednesday that Embiid has been diagnosed with a “small” tear of the lateral meniscus in his right knee after he took an awkward fall during Monday’s Game 4 against the Washington Wizards. Embiid won’t play in Wednesday’s Game 5 of the series and is listed as day-to-day going forward.

As Philadelphia attempts to treat the injury with rest and rehabilitation rather than with arthroscopic surgery that would sideline Embiid, he’ll benefit from as much rest as possible. Can the remaining 76ers help him by closing out Washington and advancing deeper in the playoffs?

How the Sixers fare without Embiid

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