Joel Embiid starts Game 2, scores 15 in Celtics loss.

Joel Embiid, the standout center for the Philadelphia 76ers who was awarded the NBA's ,

Most Valuable Player on Tuesday night, started Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against ,

the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night after recovering from a sprained LCL in his right knee.

In 27 minutes, Embiid finished with 15 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 blocks.

With a brace on his knee, he participated in customary pregame warm-up exercises Wednesday night and was moving around without any problems.

90 minutes prior to the start of the Sixers' Game 1 triumph on Monday night, Embiid was declared injured.

During Monday's shootaround, he was the last player to enter the court; however, when the team arrived at TD Garden on Wednesday,

The order had completely changed. Before the media's allotted 15 minutes of viewing time ended and shootaround began,

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