Embiid was called for five fouls during the Sixers' 112–109 loss.

By Alaa Abdeldaiem
February 13, 2019

Joel Embiid had something to say about the officiating during the Sixers' loss to the Celtics.

After suffering a 112–109 defeat, Embiid took the podium Tuesday night, ending his press conference with some strong thoughts about the game's referees.

"The referees f------ suck," the center said immediately before walking away.

Embiid finished the game with 23 points and 14 rebounds but was called for five fouls on the night. The All-Star center battled against a physical Al Horford for most of the game.

In the final minute of the game, Embiid failed to convert a potential game-tying two-pointer after Horford appeared to hit him on the arm. Embiid was fined $25,000 on Wednesday for his comments.

The Celtics and Sixers are now both 36–21 and tied in the Eastern Conference. 

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