Embiid loses it after collision with Simmons

Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler

Ultimately, the Sixers got the last laugh with a 119-113 win and the extra stuff becomes nothing more than a footnote.

Prior to getting into an altercation with Patrick Beverley, Embiid wasn't happy with one of his teammates following a play in the third quarter.

Then the 76ers' Jimmy Butler and Clippers' Avery Bradley were ejected after they battled for a rebound.

"We got too close to one another and the same things happen: some pushing, some shoving, some technical fouls and we got ejected", Butler said. The All-Star center didn't play on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers due to the knee ailment and Embiid is questionable for Tuesday's game versus the Los Angeles Clippers. "So I'm not even anxious about that".

On the other hand, the Clippers have now dropped their two most recent games after winning two straight, and find themselves in a 4-6 (win-loss) hole across the previous ten clashes.

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They did take a dent, however, to end 2018 with a 122-111 defeat at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs, but, overall, the Clippers are a team that deserves to be looked at as dark horses in the loaded West. Embiid yelled, as he walked to the bench.

In 35 games this season, Joel Embiid is averaging 26.5 points, 13.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 48.4 percent from the field, 28.5 percent from beyond the arc and 80.1 percent from the free-throw line.

He was the sole dominant entity from Philly down low even though LA outscored the visitors 60-48 in the paint.

He surprised with a jump shot from just inside the three point line in the first quarter that missed.

"I feel good. I was a little bit out of shape, and then the elbow that I got nearly knocked me out, but I'm fine, I'll be fine", Embiid said post-game.

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