Philadelphia – The NBA announced Saturday night that the Philadelphia 76ers had been fined $50,000 for violating the league’s injury reporting rules for their handling of Joel Embiid In the run-up to the club’s 99-79 win in Game Three over the Miami Heat on Friday.
The National Basketball Association said Team 76 “failed to disclose the status of quarterback Joel Embiid in an accurate and timely manner.”
Embiid was listed as out of Friday’s game through Friday noon — even after he was cleared of NBA concussion protocol and participated in the 76ers’ morning shootout.
Then, at 12:30 PM, Embiid was promoted to Doubtful – and remained so until named as part of the starting line-up about half an hour before the match started.
Ambed, who missed the first two games of the series due to a broken face and a concussion, which he sustained when he was hit in the face with a headshot. Pascal Siakam Elbow in Game 6 of Philadelphia’s first-round series with Toronto, she finished the game with 18 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes in a Philadelphia win, which saw the Sixers return to inside 2-1 in a best-of-seven streak.
Last week, the league hit the Phoenix Suns with a $25,000 fine after being listed Devin Booker He also came out before playing in Game 6 against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Miami and Philadelphia will meet again in Game 4 on Sunday night. Embiid is listed as a playable doubt with a broken face and a right thumb ligament injury that he also suffered in the first round against Toronto.
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