By Tom Brennan

Sixers center Joel Embiid was obviously laboring under the effect of his slight meniscus tear in Monday’s night’s game 4 loss to the Hawks.

He shot 4-for-20 and 0-for-12 in the second half and couldn’t get any lift on a late layup attempt that might have won it.

He averaged 35.3 points and shot 53.3% in the first three games and struggled through 25% shooting while looking out of sorts in Game 4.

As has been the case all series, Embiid is listed as questionable for tonight’s game 5.

However, the only question is whether or not he will bounce back.

Coach Doc Rivers seems copacetic.

“Listen. We walk on the floor, we’re good,” Rivers said. “We wouldn’t put Joel out there [and risk further injury]. Obviously, he’s not going to be exactly what he was, with the injury. But I’ll take what we have. So I have no concern.”