Tensions were high in Philly on Thursday night.
Raptors forward Pascal Siakam was called for a flagrant foul after tripping Sixers big man Joel Embiid with 10:05 remaining in the fourth quarter of Thursday night's Eastern Conference semifinals clash at the Wells Fargo Center.
Siakam fell after driving to the rim and stuck his right leg out as Embiid went for the rebound.
Embiid hit a three on the possession prior, giving Philadelphia a 12-point lead. Embiid made both of his free throws to push the lead to 14.
Siakam's flagrant came after Philadelphia's Ben Simmons elbowed Toronto's Kyle Lowry in the groin in the second quarter of Game 3. Simmons was not called for anything on the play, although the ESPN broadcast booth predicted he will likely be given a flagrant foul by the league retroactively.
After the game, Siakam said he was frustrated about not getting a foul call on the block, but wasn't trying to hurt Embiid, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.
"That's my guy," Siakam said of Embiid.
Lowry also noted that the elbow from Simmons was "nothing."
Lowry on taking a Simmons elbow to the groin: "It's nothing. He said he didn't mean to do it. I'm not gonna dwell on something that wasn't called. It is what it is. It's not a big deal."— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) May 3, 2019
The Sixers now own a 2–1 series lead after defeating the Raptors 116-95. Tip-off for Sunday's Game 4 is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.