Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid draw two-game suspensions
NBA.com Global on Nov 01, 2019 07:44 AM
Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, looks for a shot as Minnesota Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony Towns defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 117-95. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
NBA press release
NEW YORK – Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns have each been suspended two games without pay for their roles in an on-court altercation and for their continued escalation following the incident, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.
The incident, in which Embiid and Towns engaged in a physical confrontation that involved wrestling one another to the floor, occurred with 6:42 remaining in the third quarter of the 76ers’ 117-95 win over the Timberwolves on Oct. 30 (Oct. 31, PHL time) at Wells Fargo Center.
Embiid will begin serving his suspension on Saturday, Nov. 2 (Sunday, Nov. 3, PHL time) when the 76ers visit the Portland Trail Blazers. Towns will begin serving his suspension on Saturday, Nov. 2 (Sunday, Nov. 3, PHL time) when the Timberwolves visit the Washington Wizards.
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