Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid was back in the lineup Saturday against the Minnesota Timberwolves after missing nine games due to COVID-19 protocols.
Embiid tested positive for the virus on Nov. 8 and the 76ers struggled in his absence by losing seven of the nine games.
Embiid is averaging 21.4 points and 9.6 rebounds in nine games this season.
The 27-year-old Embiid was runner-up for MVP honors last season when he averaged 28.5 points and 10.6 rebounds in 51 games. Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic won the award.
--Field Level Media