“When the NBA suspended the 2019-2020 season back in March, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid couldn’t believe it. On March 11th, the Sixers’ big man returned to the court for the first time in weeks after recovering from a shoulder injury.
In a game against the Detroit Pistons, Embiid was looking to uplift the Sixers’ spirit after they just wrapped up a four-game road trip on the West Coast, losing three out of the four matchups. With 27 minutes of playing time, Embiid dropped 30 points in his return to help the 76ers knock off Detroit 124-106.
The big man was back and looking forward to hopefully closing out the final third of the NBA season healthy. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic slowed Embiid and the rest of the team’s progress down as the NBA season was suspended just moments after the Sixers returned to their locker room on March 11th.”
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