Joel Embiid’s stern warning to Raptors after Philly’s brutal Game 4 loss
The Toronto Raptors kept their season alive on Saturday night after defeating the Sixers in Game 4 of their first-round matchup, 110-102. After the game, Joel Embiid wasn’t too pleased with the outcome of the game — and understandably so.
After the Raptors marked their first win of the series, the frontrunner for this season’s Most Valuable Player also sent out a stern warning to his opponents as the Sixers prepare to head back to Philly for Game 5 (h/t NBC Sports Philadelphia on Twitter):
“I guess next game if they’re not gonna call it, I’m gonna be even more aggressive offensively and defensively,” Embiid stated.
Joel explains his golf claps for the refs at the end of Game 4 👀 pic.twitter.com/TCqxrZwni7
— NBC Sports Philadelphia (@NBCSPhilly) April 23, 2022
Embiid clearly wasn’t happy with how the referees officiated the game but as he said, he’s opted not to complain about it and just move on. However, it is clear that Embiid intends to take advantage of the leeway the game officials have given both teams in this series in terms of letting the game be very physical. Embiid wants all that smoke and he’s out to prove something in Game 5 on Monday.
The Sixers may hold a major advantage being up 3-1, but Embiid knows that this series is not over just yet.
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