Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiidsat out of Sunday night's 109-89 loss to the Brooklyn Netsbecause of an upper respiratory illness, coach Brett Brown said.
Embiid is averaging a team-leading 22.8 points and 12.3 rebounds per game for the Sixers, who had a five-game winning streak snapped.
Center Al Horford, whomissed two games with a sore left knee and left hamstring tightness, made his return to the lineup and scored 10 points on 5-of-15 shooting with 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 blocks. Ben Simmons' 20 points led Philadelphia.
Coming up next, the Sixers have home games against the Miami Heat Wednesday, the Dallas Mavericks Friday and the Washington Wizards Saturday.
Sixers center Joel Embiid sits Sunday with respiratory illness