After plenty of on and off court trash talk between the Nets and 76ers, tensions erupted during Game 4 on Saturday afternoon. Jared Dudley pushed Joel Embiid after the latter committed a hard foul, but the latest video shows Embiid wanted nothing to do with the scuffle.
Embiid was smart to get out of the way, there is no reason he should trade himself for Jared Dudley. Had he also gotten involved, he would've been ejected along with Jimmy Butler, and that's exactly what Dudley hoped for Instead. Embiid stayed in and dominated the game with 31 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists and 6 blocks.
The new video also shows how far the shoving match extended into the stands. Fans were upset with the ejections, as there was no real fighting, but the situation put courtside fans in danger, so the refs made the right decision.
Nets dad getting his son out of the way of the Nets-Sixers brawl is the real MVP pic.twitter.com/qydnPYnUMP— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 20, 2019
Despite losing Butler, the Sixers held on to win Game 4 and now have a commanding 3-1 lead. The'll head back to Philly hoping to close things out and to put an end to the drama.