6:57 PM : Joel Embiid will play tonight vs Celtics’.
5:54 PM : Joel Embiid has been upgraded to game-time decision, also Nic Batum has been sidelined as expected. Tobias Harris is expect to play vs Celtics.
2:10 PM : The Philadelphia 76ers face uncertainty in their lineup as Joel Embiid is questionable for tonight’s clash with the Celtics, Tobias Harris is probable with neck pain, and Nico Batum remains out due to personal reasons.
This situation arises as Embiid, the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week, contends with a genuine injury for the second time this season, despite being cleared to play in the last night’s game against the Pacers.
In the event that Embiid sits out on Wednesday, Paul Reed is likely to step into the starting lineup.
The decision on Embiid’s participation hinges on his customary warmup routine, adding an element of suspense until just before tipoff.
If Embiid is unable to play, his next opportunity to return to action will be against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday, as part of their in-season tournament.
Meanwhile, Nico Batum continues to be absent for personal reasons for the second consecutive time, Robert Covington is anticipated to step into his role for tonight’s game.
Tobias Harris, although listed as probable with a neck injury, exhibited resilience by returning to the court during last night’s game against the Pacers.
In last night’s game, he contributed 22 points, 3 assists, and 7 rebounds during a 37-minute stint, yet the Sixers faced a setback, falling 126-132.
His probable status suggests a likelihood of his presence in the lineup for the upcoming game against the Boston Celtics.
On the Boston side, Neemias Quetta, Jaylen Brown, and Kristaps Porzingis are all marked as questionable.