A flagrant foul called Thursday night on Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid will not be rescinded, ESPN reported Friday, citing league sources.
Late in the fourth quarter of the Sixers’ 112-101 victory over the Toronto Raptors in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Embiid smacked center Marc Gasol in the face with his hand as they were battling for a rebound. Embiid, who finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds, was called for a flagrant foul, his third point of this year’s playoffs.
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A player will be punished with an automatic one-game suspension after reaching four flagrant-foul points. Each subsequent flagrant point will earn the player an additional one-game suspension.
“I mean it’s annoying, it’s stupid,” Embiid said after the game. “I feel like the one in Brooklyn should be rescinded and tonight, it’s just basketball. I didn’t mean to do it. I just happened to hit him in the face, I guess, and didn’t mean to do it.
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“It just happened. A lot of things like that happen. I got hit in the face...
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