The Washington Wizards hosted the Philadelphia 76ers, and the latter team came out on top. The Sixers had a bold 21-point win over the Wizards, taking the lead 117-96.
Joel Embiid led the Sixers to victory, scoring 36 points, picking up 13 rebounds and saving two shots. The Sixers got 23 points from Tobias Harris. Spencer Dinwiddie leads the way for Washington Wizards with 17 points.
Joel Embiid and Montrezl Harrell have a nasty fight
The Wizards led the Sixers for most of the first half. But the Sixers came back strong in the second half and took a huge lead against the Wizards. The match was a bit one-sided, but the fans still saw a bit of drama.
With 3:04 left in the third quarter, Joel Embiid attempted to lift Montrezl Harrell, and Harrell fell to the ground. Harrell quickly got to his feet and prevented Embiid from making a mess, and ended up fouling him. This started a heated scuffle between the two centres, as they began to grab each other’s shirts. Their teammates had to come and separate them from each other.
Harrell demanded a rough foul on Embiid when he fell. Instead, the referee gave both of them a technical foul while Embiid was awarded two free throws.
Just thirty seconds later, with 2:35 remaining in the third half, Embiid got his strike back and scored just inside the box, after fouling Harrell. That extended the Sixers’ lead to 16, with the score at 82-66. Embiid has been pumped up and won’t be inflexible and let Harrell know. Harrell, enraged, pushed Embiid which resulted in him having to pick up another technique, and he finished the night after being disqualified.
Harrell played 18 minutes of the game, scoring 15 points, racking up three offensive rebounds and a +3 for the Wizards. He is the second-highest scorer in the squad after Dinwiddie. Wizards star Bradley Beal has been sidelined for the second straight game due to participating in the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols. The 76ers are currently 6th in the Eastern Conference while the Wizards are 7th seeded. Both teams have identical records of 17-16 for the season.
Twitter splits to see who will win in a duel
While the reactions on Twitter were mostly calling out Embiid because he appeared tough but unwilling to continue the fight by complaining to the referral experts, Harrell also did not condone Twitter ridicule.
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