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By Brandon Apter, Sports Talk Philly editor  

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid had a CT scan earlier this week and and according to the 7-foot-2 native of Cameroon, it "looked great". Following the results, the Sixers have decided to up Embiid's minutes from 24 to 28 beginning tonight against the Sacramento Kings.

A few weeks ago, we learned from Brett Brown that Embiid's 24-minute restriction was likely to last until at least Christmas before being re-evaluated. Despite playing with a restriction, Embiid has still found ways to make a huge impact on the Sixers, averaging 18.7 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. 

 

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