Joel Embiid to start Game 1 against Atlanta

According ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, per a source, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will start Game 1 against the Atlanta Hawks.

Embiid suffered a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee when he took a tumble in Game 4 of the team’s opening round series against the the Washington Wizards.

He was going to be initially considered a game-time decision.

This season has arguably been Embiid’s best, he came into the season in better shape and averaged 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds on .513/.377/.859 shooting splits and was a contender for MVP.

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