The Sixers will be very short-handed at center on Thursday night when they face the Oklahoma City Thunder.

According to Keith Pompey of, the Sixers will be without both Joel Embiid and Boban Marjanovic for their match-up with the Thunder. Embiid, who hasn't played since the All-Star game, will miss his fourth straight game. There's a chance he'll be able to return to the floor for Saturday's game against the Warriors.

As for Marjanovic, he avoided what looked like a serious injury to his right knee, when he had to be helped off the court on Monday with 1:13 left in the 4th quarter of last night’s game at New Orleans.

Marjanovic underwent imaging, an MRI and a CT scan, that revealed a bone bruise and mild sprain of the right knee.

Marjanovic is out and will be re-evaluated in approximately 5-7 days.

With those two out on Thursday, look for Jonah Bolden, Mike Scott and Amir Johnson to split most of the center minutes.

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