The Sixers took down the Raptors, 117-111, in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon as they opened the NBA’s MLK Day slate of games. Joel Embiid led the way for the Sixers with 34 points and 11 boards, while T.J. McConnell added 18 points, eight assists and six dimes off the bench.
Neither starting point guard had an especially great game as Ben Simmons scored 12 points and dished out four assists, while Kyle Lowry had 13 points, seven rebounds and four assists. However, those two became the focal point late as some chippiness between them led to a minor dust-up – if you can even call it that – which got them both tossed from the game with just seconds remaining.
As you can see in the video below, the two start chirping at each other as Dario Saric shoots free throws, and it leads them to landing double technicals and ejections. That normally wouldn’t be incredibly interesting, but the very end certainly is. You can see Ben Simmons point to the tunnel, suggesting they continue their conversation off the court, and Lowry takes off, eager to make that happen.