The jocular, ever-quoteworthy Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid was in his element Tuesday night after the loss to the Celtics at the Wells Fargo Center.
Embiid had his way with Boston's defenders in the 112-109 loss, putting up 23 points and 14 rebounds in 37 minutes. But so, too, did his opponent Al Horford, who came out red-hot in the first half and finished with 23 points, eight boards and five assists on the night. But in Embiid's mind, that wasn't anything special on Horford's part.
That's not all. He saved his best soundbite of the night for the officials, walking off his postgame press conference with his profane exclamation:
Joel Embiid sure knows how to end a post-game presser 🙃 pic.twitter.com/k7o3Evq2Ea— ESPN (@espn) February 13, 2019
"Those refs f***ing sucked," he leaned into the microphone as he walked off the podium.
As ESPN Stats & Info pointed out, Philly is not 1-7 on the season against the three other top teams in the Eastern Conference, the Bucks, Raptors and Celtics, and the only teams with worse records are the lowly Bulls, Cavaliers and Hawks.
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