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76ers’ Embiid sidelined by soreness in right ankle

/ 10:08 AM February 15, 2018

Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks on against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center on December 7, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia center Joel Embiid sat out the 76ers’ game Wednesday night against Miami because of soreness in his right ankle.

Scheduled to start for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star game this weekend, Embiid had 17 points in a victory over New York on Monday night. Also Monday, the 7-footer was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 26.7 points, 15 rebounds and 2.3 blocks last week as the 76ers went 3-0.

Embiid is averaging 23.7 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks.

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The 76ers entered Wednesday in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, 1 1/2 games ahead of the eighth-place Heat.

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