On Saturday afternoon, the Philadelphia 76ers extended their series lead over the Brooklyn Nets with a late comeback in the fourth quarter of Game 4.
Philadelphia used a late rally en route to a 112-108 win which games the 76ers a 3-1 lead in the series. The 76ers and Nets have battled through four games, and tensions have run high at times.
Those tensions boiled over early in the third quarter when Joel Embiid fouled Nets big man Jarrett Allen. After the foul, a scuffle ensued and two players were ejected from the contest – Philly’s Jimmy Butler and Brooklyn’s Jared Dudley.
After the game, Embiid was asked about the skirmish and his involvement.
He used that time to call out Dudley, who Embiid called a “nobody.”
JOEL EMBIID CALLS JARED DUDLEY A NOBODY LMAO pic.twitter.com/LzLuZcxx94
— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) April 20, 2019
The beef between the 76ers and Dudley began earlier in the series when the Nets forward called out Ben Simmons.
Dudley called Simmons “average” in the halfcourt. The 76ers star went on to score 31 points in Game 3 of the series to take a 2-1 lead.
After yet another win, Philadelphia has a stranglehold on the series as both teams head back to Philly for Game 5.
Will the bad blood continue to boil over into the rest of the series?