The Process was held to an underwhelming 11 points as his team fell 101-96 on their home floor. But once reporters were able to speak to Embiid after the game, his uncharacteristic performance had a very valid reason to it.
Joel Embiid seemed very sick talking to him post-game.— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) May 5, 2019
He told us he could not sleep, was throwing up last night, and had to get an IV at 6AM this morning.
Also said it was not related to the stomach issue he had for Game 2.
In the locker room after the loss, Embiid described what seemed like a rough night for the big man. He said he didn't sleep and was throwing up to the point he needed an IV for hydration on Sunday morning.
Sixers' head coach Brett Brown said that he had received a text from Embiid at 6:20 a.m. saying that he didn't even know if he would be able to play in Game 4.
Embiid has been dealing with health issues for some time now, but it's about to get very inconvenient for the 76ers if it persists throughout the postseason now that they are tied with the Raptors going back to Toronto.
Philly fans can only hope he gets enough rest before Game 5 to give the 76ers another dominant performance.