According to ESPN, the incident occurred as Towns and Embiid started to shove one another on the Timberwolves' end of the court. 'I just saw them each lock arms. That reaction was probably the loudest I ever heard them. And next thing I know, he's holding me; we're holding each other.
Both players were ejected, but the drama continued: As Embiid made his way to the tunnel, he was jeered by a very enthusiastic T-Wolves fan wearing a KAT jersey. After a victory over Minnesota in December 2017, the Cameroonian dedicated an Instagram post to Towns after a dominant 28-point, 12-rebound performance. "Don't get it twisted I OWN YOU". Embiid double-teamed Towns aggressively in forcing a turnover, and that led to punches being thrown between the two. "We didn't execute our game plan", he said.
"I don't see punches being thrown (by Embiid) and I don't believe he was the instigator".
Embiid and Towns were ejected after a video review.
No one really comes out of this fight looking great, and Towns will be sorely missed for the next two games as his Timberwolves take on the feisty Wizards before heading home to face the Bucks. "But we've still got a lot of work to do, me especially". Josh Richardson had 14, Ben Simmons finished with 13 points and Tobias Harris also had 13 in the win.
Wiggins is enjoying a great start to the 2019-20 National Basketball Association season with averages of 20 points and six rebounds per game. The 76ers averaged 7.4 steals, 5.3 blocks and 14.9 turnovers per game last season. That aspect of his personality appears to have rubbed off on Embiid, whose reputation for trash-talking sparked the fight, a result that could result in suspension by the league. Towns shot 3 of 5 from 3-point range.