Sixers' Joel Embiid misses fourth game in past six with back injury

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

PHILADELPHIA -- 76ers center Joel Embiidsat out Philly's game against theSacramento Kingson Tuesday night because of a back injury.

Embiid did not travel with the team to Chicago for Monday's 117-115 loss to theBulls.

He was expected to play against the Kings on the second night of back-to-back games, but Sixers coach Brett Brown said the team's medical staff advised him to keep the 7-foot center on the sideline.

The Sixers fell 101-95 and have dropped seven of their past eight.

Embiid's back injury has kep him out for four of the past six contests. Brown said Embiid's back "is still a little bit sore."

Embiid is averaging 24.1 points and 11 rebounds this season.