Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid returned from a two-game absence to help the Sixers score a crucial Game 3 victory over the Miami Heat in their second-round playoff series.

Embiid tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds Friday night while donning a protective mask to protect his face after suffering an orbital fracture in the previous series.

"No one cared who I was until I put on the mask," the MVP candidate joked on Instagram, using a line from The Dark Knight Rises.