The NBA is expected to investigate Joel Embiid's return to the Philadelphia 76ers' lineup on Tuesday night.

"I've spoken to multiple people inside the NBA league office, and we should expect some sort of investigation into how the Sixers handled the injury report, going from out, out, out, to questionable, to playing in a short span of time. 

"The league office will certainly take note of that," said Jared Greenberg on NBA on TNT.

Embiid, who returned after eight weeks following a procedure on his knee, finished the game with 24 points and 6 rebounds.

The Sixers are 27-8 with Embiid in the lineup.