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East Notes: 76ers, Bulls, Pacers, Wizards

76ers center Joel Embiid will receive an MRI on his injured right knee Tuesday and his status for Game 5 vs. the Wizards is uncertain, coach Doc Rivers told reporters.

Embiid suffered the injury during Game 4, a 122-114 Wizards win. The Sixers still lead the series, 3-1, and can close it out Tuesday at Philadelphia.Joel Embiid

“We’re going to need him to be the last team standing, to win,” Sixers guard Danny Green told the media. “It doesn’t mean we can’t win the next game without him.”

Embiid played just 11 minutes, finishing with eight points and six rebounds.

More from the East

  • Forward Lauri Markkanen is among the Bulls on their way out this summer, predicted K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago. Markannen has proven to be a poor fit next to center Nikola Vucevic, and the Bulls already discussed a Markannen deal with the Pelicans about Lonzo Ball at the trade deadline, Johnson noted.
  • While a decision has yet to be made on the future of Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren, the job of team president Kevin Pritchard is safe, per J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star. “We don’t make decisions in a vacuum. We take our time,” Pritchard said of Bjorkgren’s future. “To be honest with you, I’m being evaluated. I’m being evaluated every day. I take that responsibility very seriously.”
  • Along with guards Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal, forward Rui Hachimura is giving the Wizards something to build on for next season, coach Scott Brooks told reporters. “He’s growing up, right in front of our eyes,” Brooks said.

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