‘s flagrant-1 foul during Thursday’s pivotal Game 6 win over the Toronto Raptors won’t be rescinded by the NBA, league sources told .
Thecenter slapped while attempting to box him out with 4:47 remaining in the fourth quarter and was penalized by the officials upon further review.
Embiid has now accumulated three flagrant-foul points during the postseason. Another flagrant-1 foul will automatically earn him a one-game suspension while a two-game suspension will be enforced for a flagrant-2 foul.
“It’s annoying. It’s stupid,” Embiid told reporters postgame, according to. “I saw the video of it. It doesn’t look that bad. I guess I’ve got one more and I’m gone for one game so I’ve got to look out for it.”
Golden State Warriors forwardwas infamously suspended for Game 5 of the 2016 NBA Finals after picking up his fourth flagrant-foul point of the playoffs during a Game 4 skirmish with .
Embiid is averaging 20.4 points, 10.4 boards, and 2.2 blocks per contest across 10 playoff appearances, but Gasol has kept him mostly in check during their second-round series.
Philadelphia and Toronto square off in Game 7 on Sunday for the right to face the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals.
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