As expected, Joel Embiid will play in Game 2

Associated Press

Joel Embiid had a rough Game 1 against the Toronto Raptors. He shot just 5-of-18 and got to the free throw line only six times. Marc Gasol (and a little Serge Ibaka) kept Embiid in check, and without him being dominant Philadelphia will struggle in this series. That’s what happened as the Raptors controlled Game 1.

Embiid will be on the court in Toronto Monday for Game 2.

Embiid struggles in the post against Gasol, who has the size and the veteran experience to not get backed down. Embiid needs to face up on him and make plays, and get to the rim when Ibaka is in the game. We’ll see if he can do that for Game 2.