Report: Joel Embiid's Game 6 Flagrant Won't Be Rescinded; 1 Away from Suspension

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMay 10, 2019

Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid in action during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, Sunday, May 5, 2019, in Philadelphia. Raptors won 101-96. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
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Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid is on the brink of a suspension if he receives one more flagrant foul in the postseason. 

Per ESPN's Tim Bontemps, Embiid has three flagrant foul points after the NBA opted not to rescind his flagrant-1 from Thursday's victory over the Toronto Raptors

Embiid will be suspended one game if he receives another flagrant-1 foul and two games if he receives a flagrant-2 foul. 

Bontemps added flagrant points don't trigger in-game ejections, meaning any discipline wouldn't be assessed until the following game or games. 

Marc Gasol fell to the ground when his arm locked with Embiid's on a free throw, and the Sixers center appeared to make contact with his face. 

Embiid addressed the call after the game with reporters: "It's annoying, stupid... it's just basketball, I didn't mean to do it."

In the 76ers' first-round series against the Brooklyn Nets, Embiid received two flagrant-1 fouls for plays involving Jarrett Allen. The first came in Game 1 when Embiid elbowed Brooklyn's center in the face and again in Game 4 when he slapped across Allen's arm on a play that led to a skirmish on the court. 

Embiid's flagrant-foul situation will be under a more intense spotlight if the 76ers are able to advance past the second round.

The Sixers and Raptors series is tied 3-3 with Game 7 scheduled for Sunday at Scotiabank Arena. 

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