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76ers fined $50,000 for Embiid injury status violation

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Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid falls to the floor after a collision during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat in game three of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs.
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The Philadelphia 76ers were fined $50,000 by the NBA on Saturday for violating league injury reporting rules in failing to disclose Joel Embiid’s participation status in an accurate and timely manner.

Embiid returned Friday night after missing the first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Miami because of a right orbital fracture and a mild concussion. He had 18 points to help Philadelphia win 99-79 and cut it series deficit to 2-1.

Sunday night’s Game 4 at the Wells Fargo Center occurred after Metro went to print. For updates, go to metrophiladelphia.com.

Joel Embiid controls the ball against Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler during Game 3.Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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