"He tried to punch me twice, but too bad he's too short to reach my face", the Sixers star said when asked about his scuffle with Rozier. After being separated by other players, Embiid and Rozier earned technical fouls. Embiid was a little to aggressive trying to get the ball out of Rozier's hands and the C's guard took exception, giving Embiid a shove.
The Celtics now own a 3-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals and will have another crack at closing out Philadelphia in Game 5 on Wednesday.
"We were out there having fun". "To set the record straight I wake up every morning not anxious about nobody, no man on this earth". Both waived by Atlanta, and both made the play that kept the Sixers' hopes alive.
And as for that "3-0" moment with Embiid? He knocked Boston reserve guard Shane Larkin out of the game with a hard, but clean, ball screen and hit Marcus Smart in the head while defending in the third quarter. "It's hard, because I know I wouldn't say a damn word if I was down 3-1". In what can best be described as desperation mode, the Sixers gave it everything they had against the Celtics to extend their season for another day after coming through with the 103-92 win.
Even then, Morris wasn't about Embiid's antics Monday with his team looking directly into a potential four-game series sweep.
"One of the things I have learned playing a team 4 straight times, or 5 straight times, 6 straight times, or 7 straight times, you probably are going to have something like that", Stevens said. "They had a lot to say in here".