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 The Associated Press. “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 forward Draymond Green was 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 LeBron James.
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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