James Harden out, Joel Embiid in for Sixers Saturday against Suns

Mar 25, 2023 - 8:05 PM
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Updated: 9:36 p.m.

During the Philadelphia 76ers’ 112-120 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Friday, they were without James Harden, Danuel House Jr. and Jalen McDaniels. Entering the second leg of their back-to-back against the Phoenix Suns, those three, along with Joel Embiid, were listed as questionable.

Harden is dealing with left Achilles soreness that’s sidelined him for the past two games. House experienced right shoulder soreness ahead of Friday’s game and sat out that one. Both are out vs. the Suns

McDaniels’ right hip soreness has kept him out of four of Philadelphia’s previous six outings. Embiid exited Wednesday’s 116-91 win over the Chicago Bulls at halftime because of right calf soreness. He played Friday and tallied 46 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block against Golden State. Embiid and McDaniels will play.

For the Suns, Kevin Durant (left ankle sprain) and Deandre Ayton (right hip contusion) are out. Nobody else is mentioned on their injury report. Phoenix and Philadelphia tip off at 10 p.m. EST on Saturday.

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