Despite the first quarter injury, Embiid returned and scored 18 points in the win.
Teammate Ben Simmons was happy to have Embiid back but was repulsed by the injury.
“I nearly threw up when I saw that,” Simmons said. “I’m glad he came back out,” Simmons said. “We needed him. He’s a big part of this team.”
Following the game Embiid talked about the injury and whether he might miss time.
“I felt my finger snapping and I thought I fractured it,” Embiid said. “They did some X-rays and said it was nothing.”
The 76ers next game is Thursday against division rivals the Boston Celtics. Embiid would like to be available for that game, but admits he could miss it.
“That’s a possibility. I want to play. It’s a big game. Last time we played them, we had great success, but at the end of the day, whatever they want me to do. Obviously, I’ll try to fight it, but they care about me, so whatever they want to do. … We’ll see.”