Concern that Joel Embiid has torn ligament in thumb, but Embiid has vowed to play through injury:

Shams Charania: There is fear that Philadelphia 76ers All-NBA star Joel Embiid has a torn ligament in his right thumb, but Embiid has vowed to continue playing through the injury, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Embiid will rely on his pain tolerance and 76ers’ medical staff.
Source: Twitter @ShamsCharania:

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Shams Charania: @ShamsCharania:
There is fear that Philadelphia 76ers All-NBA star Joel Embiid has a torn ligament in his right thumb, but Embiid has vowed to continue playing through the injury, sources tell @TheAthletic: @Stadium:. Embiid will rely on his pain tolerance and 76ers’ medical staff. – 5:06 PM:

Kyle Neubeck: @KyleNeubeck:
Embiid in his own words to me at practice today – “sore, but okay.”
Sixers staffers highlighted his discomfort in private on Wednesday to help talk up his heroic second half. Now it’s one of a few reasons their closeout opportunity is even more valuable phillyvoice.com/sixers-vs-rapt… – 5:04 PM:

Ky Carlin: @Ky_Carlin:
An update on Joel Embiid as the team prepares for Game 4: #Sixers: sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/04/22/six… via: @SixersWire:4:50 PM:

Gina Mizell: @ginamizell:
Joel Embiid (thumb) is not listed on the Sixers’ injury report for tomorrow’s Game 4 at Toronto. He was wearing the soft brace during today’s practice, but Doc Rivers said that was just for precautionary reasons.
Toronto’s Scottie Barnes (sprained ankle) is listed as doubtful. – 4:37 PM:

Gina Mizell: @ginamizell:
Danny Green on being part of the last two playoff game-winners between Sixers and Raptors (Kawhi’s iconic shot in 2019 and Embiid’s shot Thursday night): “I’m glad I was a part of it on this side of it… I’ve been getting the lucky bounces here and there. Hopefully it continues ”- 2:56 PM:

Tim Bontemps: @TimBontemps:
Danny Green said his technical, and his reaction to it, looked worse because he was getting “beaten up” by his teammates after getting it. He said both Joel Embiid and James Harden were afraid he was going to get himself ejected. – 2:07 PM:

Tim Bontemps: @TimBontemps:
Danny Green said his first look at the game-winning shot in Game 3 for Joel Embiid was to the basket, and that Nick Nurse moving Fred VanVleet under the basket took that look away. Said he then just focused on getting Embiid the ball in his shooting pocket to get it off quick. – 1:59 PM:

David Thorpe: @coachthorpe:
Barnes, FVV, Trent Jr. all sick or injured to some degree. Young to lesser degree. Raptors missed 3 ft’s in final moments and Embiid made an incredible shot. Bad luck, some incredible play from Philly, and a few missed free throws are not grounds for panic. – 1:39 PM:

Keith Pompey: @PompeyOnSixers:
#Sixers center Joel Embiid donned a brace on his right wrist during practice. pic.twitter.com/P9CUZliiup:1:38 PM:

Kyle Neubeck: @KyleNeubeck:
Here’s a look at what Joel Embiid has on his wrist, same as after the game the other night. Doc Rivers told us he practiced today and is good, and Joel outright dismissed the idea that he’d miss G4 because of it pic.twitter.com/0KW1N84pFn:1:35 PM:

Gina Mizell: @ginamizell:
Joel Embiid was wearing a soft brace on his hand / wrist when we were let into practice today. He was jokingly shooting free throws with his left hand. Doc Rivers said Embiid was able to use that hand during practice. pic.twitter.com/dt0KypQbBU:1:35 PM:

Ky Carlin: @Ky_Carlin:
Joel Embiid has his hand wrapped at practice today #Sixers: pic.twitter.com/xBGFz3BQwY:1:30 PM:

Josh Lewenberg: @JLew1050:
Nurse said he considered guarding inbound on final play of OT but thought was to have another defender watching Embiid. Concern was Philly would throw it into the post. Raps missed a switch on the screen. “If I could go back & do it again I’d like to change about 3 things we did” – 12:53 PM:

Michael Grange: @michaelgrange:
“I’d like to change about three things that we did, but we did not execute any and he hit a really tough shot, right?” – Nurse on how the Raptors defended Embiid’s game winner. – 12:35 PM:

Josh Lewenberg: @JLew1050:
Pascal Siakam said he hasn’t re-watched Embiid’s game-winner. “It’s been tough to look at it.”
“There’s nothing we can do about it. We can not change it. ” – 12:19 PM:

Tim Bontemps: @TimBontemps:
Pascal Siakam admits he hasn’t watched Joel Embiid’s game-winning shot. “It’s painful for me to watch that.” Says there’s not much to be said besides Embiid hitting it. – 12:19 PM:

Josh Lewenberg: @JLew1050:
Pascal Siakam was asked about the crowd reaction to Embiid in Toronto the other night: “I do not think Philly has anything personal against me. If we’re playing them they’re gonna boo me. It is what it is. ” – 12:16 PM:

Tim Bontemps: @TimBontemps:
Pascal Siakam with a funny line about what crowds are like for away players when asked about Toronto fans disliking Joel Embiid. “I do not think Philly has anything personal against me. They’re just gonna boo me. You’re on the road. It is what it is. ” – 12:15 PM:

Keith Pompey: @PompeyOnSixers:
#NBA top-selling Jersey: James Harden is second behind LeBron James. Joel Embiid is sixth on the list. pic.twitter.com/LS0UJDwPdT:12:07 PM:

Kyle Neubeck: @KyleNeubeck:
Tobias Harris is locking in on defense. Doc Rivers is pushing the right buttons in timeouts. James Harden is picking Joel Embiid up when he needs it.
They don’t have much time together, but the Sixers look like they’re figuring things out phillyvoice.com/james-harden-s… – 11:54 AM:

Justin Kubatko: @jkubatko:
Nikola Jokic last night:
✅ 37 PTS:
✅ 18 REB:
A 5 AST:
✅ 3 STL:
✅ 14-22 FG:
Jokic has recorded at least 20p / 10r in each of his last six playoff games, all of which were losses. It’s the longest such streak in NBA history:
6 – Jokic:
5 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar:
5 – Joel Embiid: pic.twitter.com/tYSwZqc3Wj:9:21 AM:

Henry Abbott: @TrueHoop:
Some of the most effective performers in the playoffs – Joel Embiid, Al Horford, Deandre Ayton – are big men.
Meanwhile, a ton of great centers barely play.
What’s the secret to winning with big men in 2022?
A TrueHoop investigation from: @David Thorpe:.
truehoop.com/p/for-nba-big-… – 8:25 AM:

Keith Pompey: @PompeyOnSixers:
Sixers’ Joel Embiid puts Raptors demons to rest, draining buzzer-beater and placing 2019 loss behind him inquirer.com/sixers/76ers-j… via @phillyinquirer #NBA:6:45 PM:

Ky Carlin: @Ky_Carlin:
Joel Embiid singled out Tobias Harris for his performance in this series with the Raptors thus far: #Sixers: sixerswire.usatoday.com/2022/04/21/joe… via: @SixersWire:6:11 PM:

More on this storyline:

Adrian Wojnarowski: Further testing would give the Sixers and Embiid a clearer picture on a possible ligament injury. -via: Twitter @wojespn: / April 22, 2022:

Ramona Shelburne: Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is experiencing pain and discomfort in his right thumb but practiced today and and expects to play in game 4, sources told ESPN. It’s possible he gets an MRI in the near future to determine the extent of the injury, sources told @wojespn and I -via Twitter @ramonashelburne: / April 22, 2022:

Ky Carlin: Doc Rivers says Joel Embiid is “fine” despite his wrist injury #Sixers -via: Twitter @Ky_Carlin: / April 22, 2022:

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