Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers superstar, has a ligament tear. MRI has shown this to be case on Joel Embiid's sprained right thumb. "[The MRI] just confirmed what we thought," 76ers coach Doc Rivers said, via ESPN "But nothing changes.
"Treatment is the same. There literally will be no change. It's just, we knew we thought what it was and it was, so you just keep moving on." Embiid suffered this injury on Wednesday in Game 3. He mentioned after that game that the injury affected his rebounds, but he wanted to play till the end.
"I would say it was more, you know, when it comes to rebounding, at the free throw, and also passing," Embiid said after Game 4 of how his injury impacted his play. "I don't know how to explain, but it's whatever.
But the bigger story is that we lost the game, we weren't able to close it out. And we got to do a better job."
Embiid said focuses on controlling what he can control.
"It's whatever," Embiid said. "I'm Catholic.
God ... I always put it in his hands. So that's why when I go out there I don't focus on, you know, what can happen or what's going to happen? "I just go out there hoping for the best and trusting, trusting [my teammates].
So this series hasn't been ... I mean, nobody knows [this], but I was really sick for the first two games. But you know, I fought through it. "It's the playoffs. Nothing is going to stop me. So I've just got to keep going and hope for the best."
Toronto has had success in forcing turnovers on Embiid. "The same thing you're seeing," Rivers said, when asked what's causing the turnovers. "But we've gone over it. That's what we walked over today.
It was a little frustrating last night because it's ... we know what they're doing and it's what we've worked on all year. We were late on everything. "The traps are ... I mean, they're so obvious where they're coming from and we have to hurt them for doing it. We had, but now we're not, so we got to the right place."