Jonah Bolden

Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) questionable for Game 2 of Sixers' playoff series against Nets

Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) questionable for Game 2 of Sixers' playoff series against Nets

The questions about Joel Embiid's left knee aren't going away. 

The Sixers' center is is listed as questionable with left knee soreness for Game 2 of the Sixers' first-round playoff series against the Nets on the NBA's official injury report. After being doubtful for Game 1, Embiid played through pain and posted 22 points on 5 for 15 shooting, 15 rebounds, five blocks and four assists. He admitted he was hampered by both the knee pain and by being "out of shape." Embiid's last game prior to Game 1 was on April 6 against the Bulls.

Jonah Bolden, who played five minutes Saturday, is probable for Game 2 with left knee soreness. Though Boban Marjanovic was effective in Game 1, scoring 13 points on 5 for 7 shooting in his 15 minutes, Bolden is a different, more agile backup center option for Brett Brown.

James Ennis has been upgraded from out to doubtful. He's been sidelined since aggravating a right quad contusion on April 3 in Atlanta. Without Ennis, Brown used Jonathon Simmons as his primary wing off the bench Saturday.

There are two notable inclusions on the injury report for the Nets as well in Jared Dudley and Ed Davis. Dudley is questionable with right calf tightness, while Davis is questionable with a right ankle sprain. If Davis doesn't play, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, a native of Chester, Pennsylvania, would likely enter the Nets' rotation. Hollis-Jefferson had 19 points in 26 minutes against the Sixers on March 28 and took advantage of the matchup vs. Marjanovic offensively.

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Sixers vs. Bulls: 3 storylines to watch and how to stream the game

Sixers vs. Bulls: 3 storylines to watch and how to stream the game

Updated: 6:45 p.m. 

The Sixers (50-31) are back at it against the Chicago Bulls (22-59) in their final game of the regular season. All Sixers starters (Ben Simmons, Tobias Harris, JJ Redick, Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid) are sitting this one out. Jonah Bolden is also out with left knee soreness. Mike Scott, who was questionable with lower back tightness, will play.

Here are the essentials:

When: 8 p.m. ET with Sixers Pregame Live at 7 p.m.
Where: Wells Fargo Center 
Broadcast: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Live stream: NBCSportsPhiladelphia.com and the NBC Sports MyTeams app

Here are three storylines to watch:

Bulls again …

Who’s ready for another game against JaKarr Sampson and the Chicago Bulls? Just a few days ago, Sampson, the former Sixer, dropped 29 points in the Sixers' victory over Chicago. Greg Monroe made his debut with the Sixers and Zhaire Smith and Shake Milton got some solid playing time. With the Sixers resting all of their starters, expect the focus to be on the youngsters.

Regular season wrap-up

In game 82 and with the No. 3 seed locked up, tonight is all about staying healthy. Whatever the outcome, the Sixers have finished with their second consecutive 50-win season. The last time the Sixers had back-to-back seasons 50-plus wins was the 1985-86 season.

Furkan Korkmaz

Furkan Korkmaz was back on the court Tuesday night for the first time since he tore his meniscus in mid-February, finishing with two points in seven and a half minutes. It’s going to take a little time for Korkmaz to get himself back to where he was, but even Brett Brown said that his return could prove timely.

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Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) and JJ Redick (back tightness) out for Sixers' game against Heat

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Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) and JJ Redick (back tightness) out for Sixers' game against Heat

The Sixers have the third seed in the Eastern Conference locked up and nothing to play for. Unsurprisingly, two of their starters won’t be playing Tuesday night.

Joel Embiid (left knee soreness) and JJ Redick (back tightness) are listed as out on the NBA’s official injury report for Tuesday’s game against the Heat.

Embiid noted he felt “pretty sore” after recording a triple-double in the Sixers’ loss to the Bucks Thursday, though he did play almost 28 minutes Saturday when the Sixers beat the Bulls and posted 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Redick hasn’t missed a game since Feb. 5, when he sat out vs. the Raptors because of nausea. He’s averaged 27 points and shot 47.5 percent from three-point range over his last four games.

James Ennis remains out with a right quad contusion, while Jonah Bolden (sore left knee) and Furkan Korkmaz are listed as questionable.

Since Feb. 12, when he tore the meniscus in his right knee, Korkmaz has been sidelined. He went through extensive shooting drills before the Sixers played the Bucks on Thursday.

A part of “the tournament” for bench minutes off the wing before his injury, there’s still a chance Korkmaz could re-enter that conversation, even at this late stage.

With Ennis out, Korkmaz's competition is Zhaire Smith, who has four games of NBA experience, and Jonathon Simmons, who’s recently been relegated almost exclusively to the bench. As a two-way player, rookie Shake Milton is currently not eligible for the playoffs.

Korkmaz theoretically provides shooting off the bench, although he's yet to fulfill his promise as a three-point marksman at the NBA level. He's averaged 5.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 46 games this season, shooting 33.1 percent from three-point territory.

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