Published: Thu, March 21, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Joel Embiid Trolls Terry Rozier After Sixers Defeat Celtics

Joel Embiid Trolls Terry Rozier After Sixers Defeat Celtics

During the third quarter of the two team's matchup in Philadelphia, Embiid elbowed Smart on a chippy screen.

Smart took a tumble in the paint after running into a pick set by Embiid, colliding with his outstretched elbow. Smart was ejected for his role in the fight, while Embiid was issued a technical foul. "It's part of a long season".

76ers forward Jimmy Butler, who scored 22 points on Wednesday night, hit the game-sealing shot for Philadelphia, putting them up five points with just 4.7 seconds left on the clock. "So, that energy was definitely good for us".

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This time around, MI gave a double-digit lead away in the second half but weathered the storm. Henry made a free throw and missed hit the second, making it a three-point game.

With the Sixers down 11 at halftime, after allowing the Boston Celtics to put on an offensive clinic, there was a sense of "Here we go again ..." in South Philadelphia. But Embiid drained both of the free throws that came with Smart's flagrant 2, then made a layup to turn it into a four-point possession.

Even without the win in their back pocket, Boston's leaders know that this was the type of game that can benefit the team down the line. In addition to baiting Marcus Smart into an ejection, Embiid led all scorers with 37 points to go along with a career-high 22 rebounds as the Sixers picked up a 118-115 victory, marking their first win against Boston this season.

How many guards in the league will stand their ground with the 7-foot Embiid charging at them?

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