Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) drives against Philadelphia 76ers guard Marco Belinelli (18) during the second quarter in game two of the first round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. He underwent surgery to fix the fracture.
Embiid has been medically cleared to return and his status for Game 3 has not been determined.
"I promised the city the playoffs and I'm not on the court and I may not be on Thursday either", Embiid said. Sixers coach Brett Brown even went as far is to say the team could have used him. "He wants to be with his team".More news: A Star Wars Story arrives
The Sixers trailed the Heat at halftime, 60-56, but outscored the Heat by 31 in the game's second half.
Head coach Erik Spoelstra says that he plans to utilize Whiteside and his strengths more in Game 2 by giving him more space to operate in the paint and kick out when the defense collapses. And when he's not able to do that, he gets frustrated.
Philadelphia meanwhile were left reflecting on their first loss since early March, jolting their momentum as the series heads to Miami for game three on Thursday.More news: Alfie Evans' parents lose legal bid in attempt to save son
The Turkish player had a lot of success with the Sixers last season after being acquired on November 1, 2016, from the Oklahoma City Thunder, along with a 2020 first-round draft pick, for Jerami Grant.
"I hate this feeling", the 21-year-old Australian told reporters in the 76ers' locker room after the 17-game win streak was snapped. Unable to reach an agreement, the team traded him to the Atlanta Hawks on February 22, 2017, with a 2017 second-round pick, for Tiago Splitter and two 2017 second-round picks. He averages 22.9 points, 3.2 assists, 11.0 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 63 games for the Sixers this season and will be crucial in their attempts to win a first National Basketball Association championship since 1983.More news: 'Night Court' actor Harry Anderson dies at home