76ers violate injury reporting rules, fined $50,000

by Gordon Dixon - The NBA announced on Saturday that the Philadelphia 76ers were fined $50,000 for violating league injury reporting rules for the team's handling of Joel Embiid in the lead-up to a 99-79 victory Friday over the Miami Heat in Game 3.

76ers violate injury reporting rules, fined $50,000

Philadelphia 76ers draw $50,000 fine for violating injury reporting rules regarding star Joel Embiid 7:32 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN PHILADELPHIA -- The NBA announced Saturday night that the Philadelphia 76ers have been fined $50,000 for violating league injury reporting rules for its handling of Joel Embiid in the lead-up to the club's 99-79 Game 3 victory over the Miami Heat Friday. The NBA said the 76ers "failed to disclose center-forward Joel Embiid's participation status in an accurate and timely manner." Embiid was listed as out for Friday's game as late as noon Friday -- even after being cleared from the NBA's concussion protocol and participating in the 76ers' morning shootaround. Editor's Picks Embiid shows 'why he's the MVP' in Game 3 win 18h Tim Bontemps 2 Related Then, at 12:30pm, Embiid was upgraded to doubtful -- which he remained until he was named as part of the starting lineup about a half-hour before the game tipped off. Embiid, who had missed the first two games of the series with a facial fracture and concussion he suffered when he was hit in the face with a Pascal Siakam elbow in Game 6 of Philadelphia's first round series with Toronto, finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds in 36 minutes in Philadelphia's win, which saw it climb back to within 2-1 in the best-of-7 series. Last week, the league hit the Phoenix Suns with a $25,000 fine after listing Devin Booker as out before he played in Game 6 against the New Orleans Pelicans . Miami and Philadelphia will meet again in Game 4 Sunday night. Embiid is listed as questionable to play with his facial fracture and the right thumb ligament injury he also suffered in the first round against Toronto.