PHILADELPHIA — Saturday night, the NBA announced that the Philadelphia 76ersFor violating the league's injury reporting rules, they were fined $50,000 Joel EmbiidThe following was the scene in the lead up to the club’s 99-79 win over the Miami Heat Friday.
According to the NBA, the 76ers failed to inform Joel Embiid, center forward, about their participation status in a timely and accurate manner.
Embiid was still listed as out Friday, even though he had been cleared by the NBA's concussion protocol. He also participated in the 76ers morning shootaround.
At 12:30pm, Embiid's status was changed to “doubtable” and he remained that way until he was selected as part of the starting line-up about half an hour before tipoff.
Embiid had missed the first two games due to a facial fracture and concussion he sustained when he was struck in the face by a baseball. Pascal SiakamIn Game 6, Philadelphia's first round series against Toronto, elbow finished with 18 points, 11 rebounds, and 36 minutes of play to win Philadelphia's victory. This saw Philadelphia return to within 2-1 of the best-of-7 series.
The league reached the milestone last week. Phoenix SunsWith a $25,000 fine upon listing Devin BookerHe was out in the game against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Game 4 will see Philadelphia and Miami meet again on Sunday night. Embiid is unable to play because of his facial fracture and right thumb ligament injury that he suffered in Round 1 against Toronto.