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Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid to have MRI on left knee

Philadelphia 76ers superstar center Joel Embiid will have an MRI after injuring his left knee in Friday night's 127-101 win over the Washington Wizards, coach Doc Rivers said after the game.

Embiid hyperextended the knee after coming down off a dunk in the third quarter, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Embiid was in the midst of the latest dominant performance of his MVP-caliber season, scoring 23 points on 8-for-11 shooting to go along with 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks in 20 minutes, when he caught a pass from Tobias Harris and flew in for a dunk to give Philadelphia an 80-60 lead with 6 minutes, 20 seconds remaining in the third quarter.