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Sixers star Joel Embiid fined $35,000 for Game 6 altercation with Hawks’ John Collins

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The NBA fined Philadelphia 76ers star center Joel Embiid $35,000 for his actions during an altercation with Atlanta Hawks big man John Collins in Friday night’s Game 6. Hawks center Bruno Fernando was suspended for Sunday’s Game 7 for leaving the bench.

Embiid got docked “for escalating the on-court altercation” by going after Collins “in an unsportsmanlike manner.” The Sixers star also failed to comply with an NBA Security interview after the incident, which happened with just over four minutes to play in the fourth quarter of a 104-99 victory.

ESPN’s Andrew Lopez described the incident like so:

The incident occurred with 4:02 left in the fourth quarter, when Embiid fell onto Collins’ legs after an offensive foul as he was attempting to go up for a basket.