NEW YORK – Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley were knocked out of the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday after a Philadelphia 76ers 112-108 victory over Dudley pushing Joel Embiid and the officials from the two teams.
] Dudley charged Embiid with 7 minutes, 42 seconds before the end of the third quarter, and Brooklyn led 67-61 after the Sixers Center fouled Jarrett Allen near the basket, bringing the 6-foot 11 -Allen on the floor. In the subsequent Fracas, Dudley and Ben Simmons poured into the seats at the base of Barclays Center.
After the game was interrupted for a few minutes to sort out the penalties, Embiid received a blatant foul and both Dudley and Butler – who swung his left forearm at Dudley ̵
Dudley, who had already coined with his game the first round of the NBA playoff series in Game 1 at Stage 5 and what he had to say when he went in Game 3 when he Simmons called an "average" player on the half field, was mocked by Embiid after Game 4.
"Nobody," said Embiid to TNT of Dudley. "And when opponents try to do that, it's just to get us out of the game, and in particular I'm too valuable for my team, so I did not react, I did not do anything, and I did not think that was a blatant one Foul, because I also played the ball, but in this situation, I just had to be relaxed and mature. "
Chief referee Ed Malloy told a pool reporter why Embiid was being punished.
"The foul of Embiid was rated as blatant 1 because of unnecessary contact we did not think was excessive," Malloy said.
Embiid and Butler shared a post-game press conference and broke into a comedy reviewing the sequence.
Jimmy Butler says if someone comes across Joel Embiid again, he will do the same and Joel adds that he will pay the fine. Butler was ejected Game 4.
"At first we knew it would come," Embiid said of Dudley's incitement.
"Yes," Butler agreed. "We definitely believed." pay too much attention to him. I just do not think you should meet someone like that … "
" Especially because the foul was actually just a ball, "Embiid interrupted.
" Yeah, it certainly was not a flagrant, "Butler added "We have a dub, that's all I'm worried about."
Embiid said he plans to fine Butler's output.
"It was nice to see you playing with guys who Taking care of you, I have my back and all I have to do is go back and have my back. That's by dominating and trying to secure a win, "said Embiid, who scored 31 points, 16 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 blocks and 2 steals.
Jared Dudley does not regret having he and Joel Embiid barter in Game 4.
After the Dudley and Butler Shootouts The Sixers rallied against the Nets 51-41 and drew 3-1 in the Best of -Seven Series.
"I think there was a deeper connection after Jimmy was ejected and seen offensive and defensive. [it] "Sixers coach Brett Brown said.
Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said he was disappointed with Dudley's ejection.
" I do not know where to go, "Atkinson said," No comment. They would like to play these games with full force. "
It was Dudley's fourth career kick-off (including the playoffs) and his first this season, he had not even received a technical foul this Saturday, and Dudley was fourth Player this season who was ejected from Embiid following a run-in with Marcus Smart, Andre Drummond and Eric Bledsoe.
"It's just the heat of the game and because of my physicality, people are forced to retaliate and they are all "Embiid said," I know these guys are going to attack me because they want me to retaliate. So I had to be the elder on the court and just stay cool and not react. Today I knew I could have reacted, but I felt like my teammates and My team needed me more than they needed Jared Dudley, so I just had to be cool and mature and do my job.
Malloy also explained why Dudley and Butler were ejected.
"Dudley and Butler were eliminated for their role as escalators, from a situation that was under control, and an escalation to a tighter situation," he said The Pool Reporter
was not punished for serving as a peacemaker, and while Atkinson avoided commenting on the dispute, Russell complained that he was officiating not only in Game 4 but throughout the series. 19659002] "I'll answer that as close as I can without going to the refs, that's not the case with my intentions," Russell said, "but I mean, we've seen heavy games, we've played in recent games Heavy fouls are seen against Jarrett Allen. This happened to be from the same player, so Jared Dudley had to react and react that way, I thought it was necessary, because we get the end …
"So if one of our players is lying on the floor after such a tough game, It will not be so, if these guys do not see it from our perspective, we will see it from this perspective, so we will treat it in our own way. "
Atkinson has dealt with the no-call Still 4 , 8 seconds before the end, when Simmons Allen stole the ball, preventing a possible attempt to play through the nets.
"The main focus this year was on wrapping the hem wrapped around the waist, you guys can judge for yourself if you look at the clip, but there was a clear summary of Tobias Harris on the roll, and I am just disappointed, "said Atkinson.
"This is a focus of the first day at the coaches' coaching meeting, as they will really emphasize, the start of the game and the end of the game, as well as the whole season so I just do not understand how it all turns into a foul on a box. I've watched the clip 10 times, there's a clear shell, you can decide for yourself. "
In Game 2, Embiid Allen fell in the face and pulled off a foul foul 1 after an official review. Subsequently, Embiid chuckled during his post-game press conference while apologizing for the game. After the replay, Embiid admitted he had to be ejected.
Embiid now has two obvious bad points in the playoffs. As soon as a player reaches four in the postseason, he gets an automatic suspension for a game.