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NBA fines 76ers’ Embiid $35,000 for Game 6 altercation

June 20, 2021 GMT
Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, top center left, is called for an offensive foul against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins, who was called for a technical foul, as they break into an altercation while an official, Hawks' Trae Young (11) and 76ers' George Hill (33) move in to break it up during the fourth quarter of Game 6 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series Friday, Jun 18, 2021, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, top center left, is called for an offensive foul against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins, who was called for a technical foul, as they break into an altercation while an official, Hawks' Trae Young (11) and 76ers' George Hill (33) move in to break it up during the fourth quarter of Game 6 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series Friday, Jun 18, 2021, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid, top center left, is called for an offensive foul against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins, who was called for a technical foul, as they break into an altercation while an official, Hawks' Trae Young (11) and 76ers' George Hill (33) move in to break it up during the fourth quarter of Game 6 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference semifinal series Friday, Jun 18, 2021, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was fined $35,000 by the NBA for escalating an on-court altercation in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Atlanta.

Embiid fell on top of John Collins on the court in Game 6. Collins then shoved Embiid before both rose to their feet. Embiid had his arms stretched out wide with Collins’ hands around his neck as both walked off the court under the basket.

Officials reviewed the altercation and called technical fouls on each player with no free throws awarded.

The NBA said Sunday Embiid also failed to comply with an NBA Security interview following the incident.

Atlanta Hawks forward Bruno Fernando was suspended for Sunday’s Game 7 for leaving the bench area during the spat.

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