The Philadelphia 76ers earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference and will get their playoff run started against the Washington Wizards on Sunday, May 23. Philadelphia has been a top three seed in each of the previous three seasons but have won just two playoff series in that span. The 76ers have a few key pieces to their roster who are listed in the latest injury report, though there is unlikely to be much concern. Here’s a look.
Philadelphia 76ers injury report
Sixers vs. Wizards Game 2 update — Tobias Harris went back to the locker room after appearing to twist his ankle early in Game 2 vs. the Wizards. He was able to return to the bench and looks fine. It’s worth noting after he led the Sixers in scoring in Game 1 with 37 points.
Sixers vs. Wizards Game 1 update — G Seth Curry was forced to leave Game 1 on Sunday afternoon at the end of the first half due to an undisclosed injury. He’s expected to be able to return to the game for the second half, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Curry was hit in the stomach in the first half.
Sixers guard Seth Curry is expected to return to Game 1, source tells ESPN. He was hit in stomach in second quarter.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 23, 2021
Joel Embiid, illness — Embiid did not play in the regular season finale, which was a meaningless game for the 76ers. A non-COVID illness was the specified reason for his absence, but it was likely just rest for the playoffs.
Ben Simmons, back — Simmons was also held out of the regular season finale for precautionary reasons and will likely be on the floor for Game 1.
Danny Green, hip — Green missed the regular season finale with an injury to his hip but should be ready for the postseason.
Matisse Thybulle, hand — Thybulle sat out the last four games of the regular season, so his injury is a bit more significant than the three listed above. He was a full participant in practice earlier this week and should be ready for playoff basketball.