Embiid returning to action after eight-game absence

Joel Embiid Sixers Pacers

Joel Embiid Sixers Pacers

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid plans to face the visiting Indiana Pacers on Sunday after missing the past eight games due to left knee soreness, a Sixers source tells ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

Even if Embiid does return to his normal self on Sunday while helping Philadelphia earn a major win over IN, this still won't take away from the frustration since All-Star Weekend over the knee injury.

Embiid hasn't played since the All-Star Game, where he scored 10 points in 23 minutes. He led all scorers in the contest.

Bojan Bogdanovic the way for the Pacers with 18 points, while Darren Collison added 14 and Doug McDermott 10.

The win moved the 76ers ahead of the Pacers into third place in the Eastern Conference. This gives them the tiebreaker if they finish with the same record as the Pacers (42-25) at the end of the regular season.

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"I think it will be made official after his warm up".

Blake Griffin's 28 points, six rebounds and five assists led the Pistons past the Bulls 131-108.

Derrick Jones Jr. got ridiculously high to convert this alley-oop from Dwyane Wade.

Luka Doncic showcased his defensive prowess by swatting Clint Capela's shot off the backboard in the Dallas Mavericks' 94-93 loss to the Houston Rockets. While he has been held out of some games for rest, it seems like Embiid's history of injuries could finally be behind him, and the Sixers will need that if they want to have a chance in the playoffs. Only one team can remain hot moving forward.

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