"When I came back in, it was just to calm everything down, and make the right play". Embiid fractured his orbital bone and suffered a concussion during the collision.Publicly, Embiid has worn various protective masks during shootaround - which he'll likely have to wear when/if he returns to game action as a preventative measure - and even labeled himself the "Phantom of the Process". "What I can say is there is a very unified effort with his representation and the people around him".
In defense of the franchise's decision to be cautious with the injury, the 76ers entered Game 2 on a 17-game winning streak, including the last nine without the former No. 3 overall pick. Embiid's presence on the practice floor was encouraging to Brown, who added that Embiid was progressing toward being cleared for contact. The Heat, like us all, will hope to see a few more vintage efforts from Wade before the season's through, because it's sounding more and more like we may not get many more chances. "It's progressing. When that ultimately leads to an answer - he's playing - I don't believe is that far away".More news: Facebook facing class-action suit over use of facial recognition
Brown reiterated that he had no issue with Embiid expressing frustration on social media in the wake of Monday's loss.
Prior to their Game 2 loss, Philadelphia had been 9-0 in Embiid's absence. He wants to be with his team.More news: Pence praises Peru's stand on Venezuelan crisis
"I saw moments", Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. "It's born out of competitiveness, and it's born out of him wanting to be with his team".
With the way Miami have hounded the ball defensively and made Philadelphia work, Embiid would be a release valve in the post, as well as someone who can create shots for others.More news: Man United gift City title with shock loss to West Brom