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NBA suspends Joel Embiid, Karl-Anthony Towns 2 games after altercation

Official release

Oct 31, 2019 6:13 PM ET


Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns were ejected in Wednesday's game after a fight.

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 at Wells Fargo Center.

Embiid will begin serving his suspension on Saturday, Nov. 2 when the 76ers visit the Portland Trail Blazers. Towns will begin serving his suspension on Saturday, Nov. 2 when the Timberwolves visit the Washington Wizards.

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