Source: Joel Embiid (right knee) will play and start in Game 1 of the Sixers-Hawks Eastern Conference Semifinals today (1 PM, ABC).
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 6, 2021
The big man was unable to play in Game 5 of the first round. Still, the 76ers were able to close out the Wizards to advance to the second round.
The 76ers have concrete championship expectations. Embiid put up a career-high 28.5 points on top of 10.6 boards and 2.8 assists per game during the regular season. They finished with the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Sixers will have a tough battle against the young and hungry Hawks in the second round.