Philadelphia 76ers fine Amir Johnson for using mobile phone on bench during playoff loss

The Philadelphia 76ers fined veteran center Amir Johnson an undisclosed amount on Saturday for showing team-mate Joel Embiid his cell phone on the bench late in a 111-102 loss to the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of their playoff series.

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TV cameras caught Johnson on the bench in the fourth quarter, when the 76ers were 16 points down and he was scrolling through his phone. After showing Embiid something on his phone, Johnson put it into the pocket of his warm-ups.

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