When Sixers center Joel Embiid flopped, it led to Pistons center Andre Drummond getting ejected.
Joel Embiid got back to on-court his antics Tuesday night. Late in the fourth quarter of the Sixers' contest against the Pistons, the third-year center posted up on Detroit center Andre Drummond and scored a go-ahead bucket with 42 seconds remaining.
But after Embiid hit the shot, he appeared to get slightly tangled up with Drummond. Then, as the two just appeared to begin to disengage, Embiid exaggerated a tumble to the ground, raising his hands at the referees, who then ejected Drummond from the game.
Embiid reacted accordingly, appearing to yell, "Get him outta here!"
Perhaps Embiid and Drummond were bound to clash. Throughout the earlier stages of the game, Embiid appeared to jaw at Drummond on a few occasions, telling the Detroit big man that he couldn't guard him.
Detroit won Tuesday's game 133-132, in large part thanks to the efforts of power forward Blake Griffin, who dropped 50 points.
Despite the loss and flopping Embiid continued talking, proclaiming his dominance over Drummond.
"I think I own a lot of real estate in his head," Embiid said. "We lost, so I'm not supposed to talk trash, but he knows damn well that he can't guard me. But that was a team effort. You know, Blake [Griffin] had a good game, and they were able to pull it off, so we got another one tomorrow, and we got to do a better job.