Joel Embiid returns from injury as 76ers beat Heat 99-79

Jimmy Butler scores 33 in losing effort for Miami
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid goes up for shot vs. Miami Heat, May 6, 2022
Posted at 10:13 PM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 22:13:37-04

PHILADELPHIA — Joel Embiid inspired the Philadelphia 76ers with his return from a facial injury, Danny Green and Tyrese Maxey each scored 21 points and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Miami Heat 99-79 on Friday night in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Wearing a black mask, Embiid had 18 points and 11 rebounds after missing the first two games of the series.

Jimmy Butler scored 33 points for the Heat, who lead the series 2-1.

Game 4 is Sunday in Philadelphia.

Embiid sat out the first two games with a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion suffered in the last round.