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Heat’s Justice Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Embiid’s mask

In this April 19, 2018 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left stands with his teammates before Game 3 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat in Miami. Miami’s Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Embiid’s facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series. (Lynne Sladky / Associated Press)
In this April 19, 2018 file photo, Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, left stands with his teammates before Game 3 of the team’s first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Miami Heat in Miami. Miami’s Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Embiid’s facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series. (Lynne Sladky / Associated Press)
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NEW YORK – Miami’s Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid’s facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series.

Winslow intentionally stepped on Embiid’s mask after it had fallen onto the court with 7:51 remaining in the second quarter of the 76ers’ 128-108 victory on Thursday night.

The NBA cited Winslow for unsportsmanlike conduct in announcing the penalty Friday.

Embiid was wearing the mask for the first time after returning from a 10-game absence caused by a broken orbital bone around his left eye. Philadelphia leads the series 2-1. Game 4 is Saturday.

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