The Philadelphia 76ers staved off elimination in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Boston Celtics Monday night. Rozier took exception and kept the ball away from Embiid before pushing him away with his right arm, causing tempers to flare.
"One of the things I have learned playing a team 4 straight times, or 5 straight times, 6 straight times, or 7 straight times, you probably are going to have something like that", Stevens said.
Late in the first half, Rozier was called for an offensive foul while trying to get around Sixers guard JJ Redick.
"To set the record straight, I wake up every morning not anxious about nobody, no man on this earth", he said.
At home, the Sixers were energized and had runs, but once again the Celtics controlled the tempo and ground the game down to a halt, reducing Philly's athletic advantage - this game had 94 possessions including overtime (the average National Basketball Association game this year was at 100 possessions in regulation).
The Celtics have done an excellent job of limiting Embiid's impact throughout the series and his frustration boiled over on Monday night. Game 5 is set for Wednesday in Boston. "But hey, we're all different". "They had a lot to say". They got one. S-, we did what we're supposed to do, we got one [on the road]. "We got one. So, we'll go back 3-1 and hopefully we put it away". Embiid had 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Morris scored 17 points. Throughout the series, the Celtics have found a way to limit the performance of the young budding Sixers star Ben Simmons, highlighted by his 1 point showing in Game 2.