Brooklyn Nets vs Philadelphia 76ers, Kevin Durant, Joel Embiid, score, result, statistics, video

Kevin Durant and Joel Embiid exchanged words on Friday (AEDT) as the Philadelphia 76ers secured an impressive road win.

The Sixers, still without Ben Simmons, took the game 110-102, and things heated up late as the two All-Stars entered with 15 seconds left.

With the game slightly out of reach, an Embiid cube, coupled with a foul, totally froze the competition; the great man making his feelings known as he charged to the middle of the court in celebration.

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Embiid’s celebration clearly unleashed Durant, who faced the Sixers star at the free throw line; the two separated and each committed a technical foul.

The talk continued as Embiid lined up his free throw, which misfired, before time expired smoothly.

Once the doorbell rang, however, things continued, as Embiid waved Durant off the court, seeming to say “go home,” as the two gave each other sarcastic thumbs up.

It was a little payback after Durant did the same two weeks ago when he froze the game against Philadelphia.

“If you’ve been watching Joel and I play each other, it’s been like that in every game,” Durant said.

“We respect each other so much that that natural competitive fire arises.

“It’s the name of the game. Let them know that we come with the same energy, as the energy that they played with tonight. You love competition, it will only make you better. “

Joel Embiid prevailed on Friday.Source: AFP.

When asked if Embiid crossed the line, Durant kept it simple.

“Hell no,” he said. “He didn’t really say anything. I think it just showed up. “

With no Doc Rivers on the bench due to COVID-19 protocols, Embiid led with 34 points for the Sixers, while Tyrese Maxey added 25, and Seth Curry contributed 17 points.

Both Durant and James Harden had 33 points each (and Harden added 14 rebounds and 10 assists), but LaMarcus Aldridge was the next best Net with 12 points.

Patty Mills’ fine form ended Friday with the Australian going 2-of-10 from the field for five points.

The Sixers improved to 19-16 on the season, while the Nets are 23-10.

On the other hand, the Washington Wizards defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-93, while the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Orlando Magic 136-118.


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