“I just felt like it wasn’t called both ways, especially because of the minimal contact that they get on the point guard, and when it comes to us, we don’t get the same thing,” Embiid said after Philadelphia came back from down 12 in the first quarter to win.
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With 4:03 remaining in the fourth and Philadelphia leading 92-85, Embiid rebounded a Seth Curry miss and scored on a putback, striking Collins with his forearm in the process.
There could have been some lingering tension between the two stemming from a third-quarter alley-oop that Collins threw down on the Sixers center, when Embiid was called for a foul even though Collins made contact with Embiid’s face on the way up. After an official’s review, the offensive foul stood and both Embiid and Collins were assessed a technical foul.