Embiid, who appeared in only 31 games over his first two National Basketball Association seasons due to multiple injuries, averaged 27.5 points and 13.6 rebounds over 64 appearances this season.
However, one of the biggest talking points actually happened on the sideline.
NASA and SpaceX team to test asteroid tech that prevents extinction events
The mission of DART is to smash a satellite into the Didymos asteroid's small moon in order to deflect it off its orbit. NASAs Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center in Florida will manage the SpaceX launch service.
Chinese scientists implant human brain genes into monkeys
All of the clones showed signs of mental health issues the likes of depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. They were replicated from one single animal, which was genetically engineered to have sleep disorders.
Bruins blast Maple Leafs in violent Game 2
After falling to the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in Game 1 on Thursday, the Bruins played a much more physical style Saturday night. Jake Muzzin was bloodied by a hard David Pastrnak hit, and then delivered a thunderous check of his own on Torey Krug .
During a replay of Embiid on the bench, he was caught looking at his cell phone with backup center Amir Johnson. The Sixers' vaunted starting lineup of Embiid, Butler, Harris, JJ Redick and Ben Simmons has only technically played in 10 games together.
"Completely unacceptable", Sixers coach Brett Brown said of Johnson's actions. The rule book, under the "Use of Technology" section, says violations will "result in substantial fines and/or suspensions". Though given the situation with Johnson's daughter, and the fact that he was already inactive, it seems unlikely he'll face much of a punishment from the league. Joel Embiid is clearly hurting, their fans are booing them, they were down double digits at multiple points throughout the game, and the Nets will steal the first game of the series. He did not disclose the amount. Still, as Johnson noted, his decision did cause a distraction, which isn't what the Sixers need right now.