Philadelphia 76ers

NBA hands two-game suspension to Karl-Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid

#Embiid
(NBA Getty Images)

The NBA has announced that Philadelphia 76ers center, Joel Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves center, Karl-Anthony Towns have each been handed a two-game suspension for their involvement in an on-court incident on Thursday.

Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations, Kiki VanDeWeghe announced the sanctions today, with each player to miss their next two games without pay.

The incident occurred during the third quarter of the game, with both players becoming tangled up, before wrestling each other to the floor during the 76ers' 117-95 win.

The suspension will see Embiid miss games against the Portland Trail Blazers and the Phoenix Suns, while Towns will sit out games against the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks.

Embiid is averaging 23.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game in 2019-20, while Towns is pouring in a career-high 27.3 points to go along with 11.5 rebounds.

You can view the incident here.

More from NBA.com

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Blake Griffin, Carmelo Anthony and James Harden
Fantasy draft: Lakers and Nets stars in their prime
Scott Rafferty and Kyle Irving
Pete Maravich
Before Showtime, there was Pete Maravich
Benyam Kidane
Sharpshooter JJ Redick has announced his retirement from the NBA
Redick announces retirement from NBA
Scott Rafferty
#Zion
How can Zion take his game to next level?
Steve Aschburner
Nikola Jokic, Michael Porter Jr., Aaron Gordon, Denver Nuggets
Nuggets look to make leap into title contention
Gilbert McGregor
Stephen Curry and Bradley Beal
Our predictions for this season's scoring leader
NBA.com Staff
More News