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Tuesday / November 19.
  • Joel Embiid, Karl Anthony-Towns each suspended two games

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    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 of 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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    Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.