Joel Embiid Clears NBA's Concussion Protocol

Joe Ingles makes the Utah Jazz a must-watch team for Aussie basketball fans

He must pass concussion protocol and contact drills before being cleared to play.

Embiid hasn't played since suffering an orbital fracture and concussion against the New York Knicks on March 28.

In Embiid, the Sixers have a big-game player that who excels on the national stage.

After Game 2 on Monday, the Sixers plan to practice in Philadelphia on Tuesday and travel to Miami on Wednesday. The timetable for return was 2-to-4 weeks. Game 3 is Thursday night in Miami.

Belinelli scored 25 with four 3s; Ilyasova went for 17 points and 14 rebounds and was the catalyst as Philly started taking over the game, Dario Saric chipped in 20 points and four 3s of his own, and Simmons went for 17 points, 14 assists and nine rebounds while getting his first taste of the postseason. "But everything has been going well". And I feel great.

And if they take a commanding 2-0 series lead while potentially getting him back for Game 3?

Embiid said he has lost some weight since he suffered the injury.

Joel Embiid rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell, and the Sixers made a whole lot of noise as the new edition of The Process began with a resonance that will echo throughout the National Basketball Association.

In just his second season, Embiid averaged 22.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks per game while leading Philadelphia to its first playoff berth since 2012.

Overall, Philadelphia has won 17 consecutive games.

Goran Dragic, returning to the starting lineup after missing the final regular season game with a sore knee scored 15 points for Miami, while James Johnson finished with 13.

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