The rookie point-forward will miss his first game of the season with swelling in his left elbow.
The Sixers' center and defensive anchor is averaging 22.7 points, 11.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks.
The Blazers missed their first 13 shots of the game.
The crowd was chanting "We want Okafor" Wednesday night. They didn't get what they wanted.
Sixers jump out to early lead en route to beating Blazers, 101-81
Five quick takes at the buzzer of the Sixers' second straight home win over Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers.
Joel Embiid made an appearance on SportsCenter last night. As always, it was appointment viewing.
The 76ers shooting guard, who averaged 3.9 assists this season as of Tuesday, hasn't suddenly become a good passer. He'll tell you that he's always been one.
The Trail Blazers' star point guard says that in the past the Sixers have been underestimated, but that can't happen anymore.
After learning his story, the 76ers have invited him to fly on the team plane in March.
The Sixers point guard ranks second in the NBA in steals and fifth in assists per game.
Amir Johnson finished with game and season highs of 13 rebounds and four blocked shots.
The reserves have been playing well. As the season progresses, they will have to do even more.