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Joel Embiid explains trash-talk incident with Kevin Durant at the end of the Sixers-Nets

Philadelphia 76ers superstar Joel Embiid had a night to remember against Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday.

Embiid once again had a big game, pouring in 34 points, the seventh straight road game he has scored at least 30 points.

Toward the end of the contest, Embiid and Nets superstar Kevin Durant got into it, with both players exchanging words before and after the time expires.

Embiid yelled “go home” in the direction of Durant and the Nets. Durant did the same when the undermanned Brooklyn prevailed over Philadelphia on Dec. 16.

(via Sixerswire):

“That’s the best team in the conference,” said Embiid. “Obviously, I respect them a lot. Judging by the way he was acting last time, that’s the same thing he told us. Basically, we returned the favor, but there’s a lot of respect. I always tell people, I think I can do everything on the basketball court.

There’s not a lot of guys that are able to do it and if there was one player that I think is more talented than me, it’s definitely him. I have a lot of respect for him and admire his game.”

The Sixers now close the 2021 portion of their schedule with a 19-16 record. The superstar center is averaging 36.3 points and 10.4 rebounds over his last seven road games.

As a result, he joined the legendary Wilt Chamberlain as the only player to average at least 30 and 10 over a 7-game road span. Next opponent for the Sixers as they’re opening the 2022 NBA schedule, the Houston Rockets on Monday.

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