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Joel Embiid Takes Brutal Shots At Karl-Anthony Towns

(via Complex)

(via Complex)

The Sixers' 117-95 win over the Wolves on Thursday night was headlined by an incident between Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns, who were both ejected for fighting in the third quarter.

It seemed to be escalating all night long until they finally decided to make things physical.

While things on the court were ended relatively quickly, the "fighting" continued well beyond the game was over. Embiid and Towns took their rivalry to social media, where they exchanged a series of blows...

In the end, Embiid made sure to get the last word.

The two All-NBA big men have a history that involves much of the same types of interactions. Following the game, and in the midst of everything, teammates on both sides showed support for their guy.

(via ESPN)

"As you can see tonight, [Towns'] got a lot of fight in him," Wolves guard Jeff Teague told reporters. "Last year, I wouldn't say he wouldn't do that or he would've took it, but he's here to make a statement. I think tonight it just showed a lot of heart. I'm riding with him."

Ben Simmons was just there making sure his bro was alright.

"Just making sure my teammate was good," Simmons said. "I always got my teammate's back."

These two teams play each other again on March 24 when the Sixers come to Minnesota. Might want to circle that date.