Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson last played in a game when Houston lost to Seattle 41-38 on October 29 John Carlson Jersey , but it looks like hell be getting some game action this week.

Watsons recovery from the torn ACL that ended his rookie season has progressed well throughout the offseason and hes been on the field practicing since the start of training camp, which left head coach Bill OBrien to answer a question about whether Watson will play against the Chiefs on Thursday night.

OBrien didnt commit to an answer, but said, via multiple reporters, that it is more likely that Watson will be in the lineup than on the sideline. Assuming Watson does play, he probably wont make much more than a cameo appearance before Brandon Weeden, Joe Webb and/or Stephen Morris get their turn to run the offense.

A short appearance might not offer much in immediate returns, but it does offer the promise of full appearances down the road for a player the Texans missed desperately after he was hurt in 2017. Thats not a bad outcome from a preseason opener.

Joel Embiid expects his first playoff game in Philadelphia to be quite a scene.

Its going to be lit, Embiid said.

And if the 76ers win Womens Charlie McAvoy Jersey , there will be more games like it next week.

The 76ers can become the first team into the Eastern Conference semifinals when they host the Miami Heat on Tuesday in Game 5 of the only East series that isnt tied.

Also Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors get their second chance to eliminate San Antonio, and the Celtics and Bucks return to Boston for Game 5 of a series in which the home team has won every game.

Embiid was still sidelined while recovering from a broken orbital bone around his left eye for the first two games in Philadelphia, then returned to help the 76ers win Games 3 and 4 in Miami.

Now the 76ers, who just two years ago lost 72 games in one of the worst seasons ever while the Warriors were winning an NBA-record 73, can join the defending champions in the second round on the same night. The 76ers have advanced to the East semis just twice since reaching the NBA Finals in 2001.

Golden State missed its first chance to move on when San Antonio won 103-90 on Sunday. The Warriors were disappointed, though far from devastated.

We lost and we got another opportunity to try to close this thing out back at the crib, Kevin Durant said, so no William Karlsson Jersey , were good.

Ettore Messina will coach the Spurs again in place of Gregg Popovich, who will miss his third straight game following the death of his wife.

Some things to know about Tuesdays matchups:

BUCKS AT CELTICS

Series tied 2-2. Game 5, 7 p.m., NBA TV.

NEED TO KNOW: Milwaukee has shot 52 percent or better in the last three games and outscored Boston 433-427 in a series in which the Celtics won the opener in overtime and the Bucks took Game 4 by two points on Giannis Antetokounmpo s follow shot with 5 seconds remaining.

KEEP AN EYE ON: Jaylen Brown. Hes scored 30 or more in two of the last three games, and his 11-point outing in Game 3 was the only game in the series Boston didnt have a chance to win. I want to just continue to keep helping my team and shooting the ball well, Brown said. Its something thats on and I want to continue to do that.

INJURY UPDATE: The Celtics are listing guard Marcus Smart, sidelined since mid-March because of right thumb surgery, as questionable. Bucks starting center John Henson has missed the last two games with a sore lower back.

PRESSURE IS ON: Jabari Parker and Thon Maker. Parkers 16.5 points and Makers 5.0 blocks per game off the bench were huge keys in Milwaukee, but they have to prove they can take their show on the road. They managed all of two points in Boston Michael Grabner Jersey , where Maker didnt even get in Game 1.

HEAT AT 76ERS

Philadelphia leads 3-1. Game 5, 8 p.m., TNT.

NEED TO KNOW: Philadelphia is averaging 116.8 points in the series, tops among postseason teams, and the 76ers have outscored the Heat 127-85 in the fourth quarter of the four games.

KEEP AN EYE ON: Dwyane Wade, because it might be the last time to watch him play. The Heat star hasnt committed to playing next season, so this could be the final game of his career if Miami loses.

INJURY UPDATE: Forward Josh Richardson is questionable with a left shoulder sprain, and the Heat are also dealing with injuries to fellow starters Tyler Johnson (left thumb) and Goran Dragic (sore right knee). If Johnson is limited, the Heat could insert Rodney McGruder for defense or give Wayne Ellington more minutes in hopes of getting his shot going.

PRESSURE IS ON: Miamis starters. In what should be a raucous atmosphere in Philadelphia Oscar Klefbom Jersey , the Heat have to make sure they arent run off the floor before Wade even gets off the bench.

SPURS AT WARRIORS

Golden State leads 3-1. Game 5, 10:30 p.m., TNT.

NEED TO KNOW: Another loss would give the Warriors more in this postseason then they had all last year. Golden State was 16-1 (an NBA-record .941 winning percentage) in storming to its second championship in three years.

KEEP AN EYE ON: Manu Ginobili. The 40-year-old Argentine may have extended not only the series but also his career when he scored 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of Game 4, so theres at least one more chance to enjoy his brilliant style of play.

INJURY UPDATE: Ginobili was kneed in the thigh late in Game 4 and will be hoping to be pain-free after a day off. Also, the Spurs have ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 5.

PRESSURE IS ON: The Warriors, if only to avoid the aggravation of the old reminders about their big lead blown in the 2016 NBA Finals if they lose again and the series is prolonged while New Orleans, who they would play in the second round, continues to rest.

AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami and AP Sports Writer Kyle Hightower in Boston contributed to this report.

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