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Joel Embiid gave a round of applause to the referees after the Philadelphia 76ers’ Game 4 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
After hitting the game-winning three-pointer in overtime in Game 3, Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid approached rap star and Toronto Raptors ambassador, Drake, telling him that he was “coming for the sweep.” The Raptors had the chance to keep their NBA championship hopes alive with a Game 4 win on Saturday, Apr. 23.
The Raptors defeated the 76ers 110-102 to send the series back to Philadelphia for Game 5. As he left the court, Embiid approached the officials and sarcastically gave them a round of applause for their efforts in Game 4.
Joel Embiid applauds refs after 76ers’ Game 4 loss
Embiid commented on his golf clap during the postgame press conference, and well, his response was just as sarcastic as the clap itself. The quote comes courtesy of Logan Reever of ABC27 News.
Additionally, Embiid spoke on his injured right thumb, revealing that he will continue to play through it and will get surgery after the playoffs if that is what an MRI reveals he needs.
Embiid played for 39 minutes on Saturday, where he scored 21 points while shooting 7-for-16 from the field. Embiid also recorded eight rebounds and three assists, but committed a team-high five turnovers.
The loss is not exactly the end of the world for the 76ers, as they still hold a 3-1 series lead over the Raptors. Game 5 takes place at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Monday, Apr. 25.