Joel Embiid continues to add more fuel to the ongoing fire with Nets forward Jared Dudley.
Dudley was ejected from the game along with Jimmy Butler after a heated exchange lead to both benches clearing. Embiid was able to stay in the game with a flagrant one. He went on to dominate the fourth quarter. He added 16 rebounds, six blocked shots and seven assists to his 12-of-22 shooting.
“First of all, he’s a nobody. And, you know, when opponents try to do stuff like that, that’s just to get us out of the game. I’m too valuable for my team. That’s why I didn’t react. I did not do anything, and I didn’t think that was a flagrant foul because I played the ball too.
“But in that type of situation, I just gotta stay composed and be mature and let it go because my teammates, they need me more than they need him so, you know, I just gotta be mature.”
The 76ers had just taken a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series against the Nets in a game in which Embiid scored 31 points.