76ers' Joel Embiid in startling lineup for Game 3 at Heat

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He took to social media after the 76ers lost Game 2 of this series to the Heat, saying he's exhausted of being "babied".

Whenever he does return, Joel Embiid will not be wearing this mask. The 76ers went into game day Thursday saying Embiid was doubtful to play in Game 3, and then upgraded him to probable and eventually put him in the starting lineup for Game 3.

The Philadelphia 76ers announced that Joel Embiid will return tonight from a near-month-long absence from an orbital fracture on his left eye and a concussion.

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According to Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer, Embiid will not be on a minutes restriction in his first game back since suffering the injury, and the amount of playing time he sees will exclusively depend on his conditioning.

In three regular-season appearances against the Heat this season, Embiid averaged 19.0 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 block. With the series now tied at one game apiece, there is a sense of urgency. "He is as driven and as competitive as any player that I've been around". Whenever the time comes where he does play, I think it will move in a more rapid way. Without him, as we've seen through two first-round games, they're in for a dogfight with a Heat team that stole homecourt advantage on Monday.

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