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The Philadelphia 76ers have been fined $50,000 for violating NBA injury reporting rules, the league announced Saturday evening.
The fine stems from the team’s handling of Joel Embiid before the team’s Game 3 victory over the Miami Heat Friday.
The NBA says Philadelphia failed to disclose his participation status “in an accurate and timely manner.”
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Embiid had been out of the lineup since he suffered a right orbital fracture and mild concussion during the 76ers’ Game 6 win over the Toronto Raptors in the first round. He returned Friday against the Heat after missing the first two games of the Eastern Conference semifinals.
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