Joel Embiid and Karl Anthony Towns Get Ejected After Fighting

Joel Embiid and Karl Anthony Towns Get Ejected After Fighting

Joel Embiid talks about getting ejected and how his fight with Karl-Anthony Towns started at the end of the third quarter of their game.

Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Joel Embiid. The altercation saw Karl Anthony Towns and Joel Embiid ejected after throwing punches on the court with teammates trying to stop things.

At the bottom of the scrum, Embiid's teammate Ben Simmons had his forearm around Towns' throat as he forcefully held his opponent down.

After an extensive video review by league officials, Embiid and Towns were ejected and the fans chanted "MVP!" to Embiid as he left the court.

Ayotte, the officiating crew chief, told a pool reporter: "We deemed the altercation a fight". I just did what I had to do. "And that escalated to the fight". KAT responded by slinging a long arm around his foe and putting Embiid into a headlock.

"All I did was try to be as cool as I could be in that situation", Embiid continued. "The love they have for me, I can't thank them enough". I want him on my team in a dark alley! That reaction was probably the loudest I ever heard them. "That's what the city of Philadelphia is about. Don't get it twisted I OWN YOU".

"It was a competitive game, that's all it was".

Suspensions could be coming for both players. "We didn't execute our game plan", he said. "I'm disappointed in the (loss)". No [cap emoji] boy finally won 3 games and he's talking and I know you ain't talking. Three-and-0, you know, we are very fortunate to be in this position. "I mean, it kind of happened out of nowhere and I just did what I had to do".

Philadelphia Coach Brett Brown said he didn't think Embiid would earn a suspension from the National Basketball Association, pointing out the latter didn't throw a punch and saying he didn't believe that his all-star center was the "instigator" of the brawl.

As the numbers show, Al Horford dominated the rebound game.

Skyrocketing to a 20-point lead midway through the second quarter, things got terrible testy between the 76ers and the Timberwolves.

Unfortunately for Embiid, the Wolves have Towns who mandates attention on the perimeter and Andrew Wiggins, who is a lot bigger and a superior rim attacker than Trae Young.

The bell-ringing ceremony began a few years back and has featured a variety of Philly legends ranging from Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz to Flyers mascot and Penn State Altoona graduate Gritty. The Sixers met up with an old friend, Robert Covington, and the Minnesota Timberwolves. Jeff Teague scored 15 points. The 76ers averaged 7.4 steals, 5.3 blocks and 14.9 turnovers per game last season. G Trey Burke wasn't available because of illness. The Sixers had a 20-point lead and Towns was seething, no doubt egged-on by outstanding trash-talker Embiid. James Ennis had 11 rebounds in 18 minutes.

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