Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, left, and Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid in action during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, in Philadelphia. | AP
SALT LAKE CITY — To the surprise of many, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid won’t be suspended long enough after his Wednesday night altercation with Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns to miss his team’s Nov. 6 game against the Utah Jazz.
The NBA on Thursday suspended both players for two games after they got into a fight in the middle of the third quarter of their teams’ game on Wednesday, which many people felt was too short.
The 76ers won the game, 117-95.
Philadelphia plays the Jazz on Nov. 6 in Salt Lake City, which is three games from Thursday on its schedule. Embiid will miss road contests on Saturday and next Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns.
Towns will miss a Saturday road game versus the Washington Wizards and a next Monday home game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Timberwolves play Utah in back-to-back games on Nov. 18 and 20, which is 10 and 11 games from now on their schedule.
Former Jazzman Jae Crowder, who was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies as part of the deal for Mike Conley, was one person who felt the suspensions aren’t long enough.
“2 games to throw a few punches.!!” he tweeted in all capital letters, as he does with every tweet he writes. “[email protected] interesting,” followed by the thinking face emoji and the smiling face with horns emoji.
2 GAMES TO THROW A FEW PUNCHES.!! [email protected] INTERESTING
— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) October 31, 2019
Source:: Deseret News – Sports News