Sixers star Joel Embiid out of lineup Friday vs. Raptors

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid reacts during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Philadelphia 76ers star centre Joel Embiid is out of the lineup for Friday’s game against the Toronto Raptors due to injury recovery for his right knee.

Embiid had 31 points, five rebounds and three assists in Philly’s 119-109 loss in Toronto on Wednesday.

Embiid, who dealt with plantar fasciitis during the pre-season, is 14th in NBA scoring this season, averaging 27.6 points to go along with 10 rebounds. However, the 76ers are off to a 1-4 start this year.

The seven-footer was the league’s leading scorer last season.

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