NBA players suspended over on-court skirmish

By Can Erozden

ANKARA (AA) – The NBA suspended two players, Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns, on Thursday evening for an on-court fight.

The association said on its website that Philadelphia 76ers center Embiid and Minnesota Timberwolves center Towns will be ineligible for two games for "an on-court altercation" and "their continued escalation".

Embiid and Towns were engaged in a harsh fought against each other in the third quarter of the 76ers' match against Timberwolves in Philadelphia on Wednesday.

Both players have been ejected by the referee.

The 76ers beat the Timberwolves 117-95 at the Wells Fargo Center.

The NBA decision forced Embiid to miss 76ers' games against the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns.

Meanwhile Towns will be unavailable for Timberwolves' upcoming matches against the Washington Wizards and Milwaukee Bucks.