Embiid (left) missed the game and was unable to face Jokic (right), which attracted criticism from ball critics.

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[Sports Center/Comprehensive Report] The Sixers challenged the No. 1 Nugget in the Western Conference today. Before the game, the outside world is looking forward to the head-to-head confrontation between the two MVP candidates Joel Embiid and Nikola Jokic However, the Seven Sixers team announced that Embiid was absent due to injury before the game, which also attracted dissatisfaction from the ball commentator Kendrick Perkins, who criticized Embiid for his timidity.

The Sixers officially announced that Embiid missed the away game against the Nuggets due to a calf injury, and said that this was because the team's recent schedule is too intensive, so they chose to let Embiid rest and recuperate, but Perkins disagreed with this decision , I think Embiid should not miss this game.

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Perkins disagreed with the official reasons given by the Sixers, saying that Embiid was "avoiding the outcome." kitch.

Perkins added that when the regular season ends and everyone votes for the most valuable player, it will not be forgotten that Embiid chose to sit on the sidelines in this MVP matchup.

Jokic is the winner of two consecutive MVPs. The biggest contender for the three-game championship this season is Embiid of the 76ers and the Bucks "Antetokounmpo" Giannis Antetokounmpo. Perkins said bluntly, The final number of matches will affect the voting results.

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