Will Joel Embiid Play Tonight? Cleveland Cavaliers vs Philadelphia 76ers: Injury Updates, Expected Lineups, and Game Prediction

Published 02/27/2021, 8:11 AM EST
Jan 22, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) celebrates after making a three point shot against the Boston Celtics during the fourth quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports


Philadelphia 76ers won their 22nd game of the season as they beat an in-form Dallas Mavericks team. They now have a record of 22 wins and 11 losses and are the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

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Cleveland Cavaliers also had an impressive victory in their last game as they defeated a short-handed Houston Rockets side. They now have a record of 12 wins and 21 losses and are the 14th seed in the Eastern Conference.

The 76ers face off against the Cavs tonight at 7:00 PM EST. Take a look at the predicted lineups and the injury updates.

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Cleveland Cavaliers injury updates and lineup prediction

After suffering eight losses in a row, the Cleveland Cavaliers have now won two games in a row. In their last game, the Cavs beat the Rockets 112-96.

The Cavaliers have some injury concerns as their forward Kevin Love is sidelined with a calf injury. Their veteran guard Matthew Dellavedova was also out against the 76ers with a back injury, and forward Larry Nance Jr. is also sidelined with a finger injury.

Feb 5, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton (2) drives to the basket against Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) during the first quarter at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Center Andre Drummond won’t be available as he awaits a probable trade. Also, new addition, Taurean Prince, is out due to personal reasons.

The Cavs might be finding some form, but they are in for a massive challenge against the 76ers. They will hope that their young core of players can trounce an Eastern Conference juggernaut in 76ers.

Probable Lineup

Collin Sexton (G)

Darius Garland (G)

Dean Wade (F)

Issac Okoro (F)

Jarrett Allen (C)

Philadelphia 76ers injury updates and lineup prediction

After a crushing loss to the Jazz, the 76ers won their third game in a row as they beat the Mavericks 111-97. It was an all-round performance from their starters and the bench, who clamped down on Mavs’ Luka Doncic.

Jan 27, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (12) celebrates with guard Ben Simmons (25) and center Joel Embiid (21) after scoring the game winning basket during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The 76ers will be missing a key player against the Cavaliers. Forward Tobias Harris is questionable as he recovers from a knee injury Apart from Harris, the 76ers have a healthy roster.

The 76ers face a short handed Cavs side. Given the talent in their side, they will be confident to win the game against the Cavs.

Probable Lineup

Ben Simmons (G)

Seth Curry (G)

Tobias Harris (F)

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Danny Green (F)

Joel Embiid (C)

Predictions

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The Philadelphia 76ers in a roll right now with four wins in the last five games. Given how impressive everyone is playing in the side, the 76ers are surely the favorites against the inexperienced Cleveland Cavaliers side.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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