Sixers center Jahlil Okafor missed game due to right knee soreness

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The Sixers' Jahil Okafor tries to blok a shot by New York's Lance Thomas during the 2nd half of an NBA game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on March 3, 2017. The Sixers won 105-102.

Center Jahlil Okafor missed the 76ers' Saturday night loss against the Detroit Pistons at the Wells Fargo Center with right knee soreness.

He will be reevaluated on Sunday for Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Okafor woke up Saturday morning with some level of discomfort, according to Sixers coach Brett Brown. The second-year veteran finished with 12 points, eight rebounds and one block in 19 minutes, 51 seconds in Friday’s 105-102 victory over the New York Knicks.

He has been dealing with knee soreness since having surgery on March 22, 2016 to repair the meniscus in the knee. The injury cost the NBA all-rookie selection the final 23 games of the season.

Okafor joins Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons, Gerald Henderson, Jerryd Bayless and Tiago Splitter as sided Sixers for Saturday night.

Embiid will miss the rest of the season with a meniscus tear and a bone bruise in his left knee. Simmons has been sidelined the entire season with a Jones fracture in his right foot. Bayless only played in three games because of torn ligaments in his left wrist.  And Splitter, who the Sixers acquired Feb. 22 from the Atlanta Hawks in a trade, is out with a right-calf strain.

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