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Philadelphia’s Embiid resting for game at Detroit

December 8, 2018

DETROIT (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are resting center Joel Embiid for their game at Detroit.

It’s the first game all season that Embiid is missing. Coach Brett Brown says he thinks it’s the right move for the long run.

Embiid was drafted in 2014 but has only played 120 NBA games because of injury problems. He shot 5 of 17 from the field in a loss at Toronto on Wednesday night.

The 76ers are also without Markelle Fultz (thoracic outlet syndrome), Justin Patton (right foot surgery) and Zhaire Smith (left foot fracture).

Detroit is missing Reggie Bullock (left ankle sprain) and Ish Smith (right adductor tear), and Stanley Johnson (sore left knee) was a late scratch Friday.

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