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Heat's Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Joel Embiid' mask

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.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is wearing a mask after breaking an orbital bone around left eye.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is wearing a mask after breaking an orbital bone around left eye.

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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