Ben Simmons was stat padding last night and it led to an upset Joel Embiid. One play featured Simmons accidentally elbowing Embiid in the face when taking a rebound away from him. Embiid held his face in pain after the play and the mics picked him up cursing about his teammate going overboard to steal the rebound.
jojo was HEATED at ben pic.twitter.com/HBL3iBCxOL
— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) January 2, 2019
Embiid’s prior facial injuries could have seen this become an ugly situation. Shout out to Russell Westbrook and James Harden for knowing how to stat pad without hurting teammates.