The Playoffs aren’t for the weak at heart.
The Philadephia 76ers are facing the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the NBA playoffs, and the series has proven to be very entertaining. The underdog Nets pulled out one win against the heavily favored 76ers already. At the time of this article being published, the score between the two teams is separated by one point with about 8 minutes left in the fourth quarter. The 76ers are currently up by one game.
As reported by ESPN, Jimmy Butler and Jared Dudley were both ejected from Game 4 of the series after Dudley shoved Joel Embiid and players from both teams had to be separated by officials. Dudley charged at Embiid with 7:42 remaining in the third quarter and Brooklyn leading 67-61. The incident occurred after Jarrett Allen was fouled near the basket. Dudley and Ben Simmons both spilled into the courtside seats along the baseline at Barclays Center during the altercation. Embiid was given a flagrant 1 foul on Allen, and both Dudley and Butler, who swung his left forearm at Dudley, were called for technical fouls and ejected from the game. Without Butler in the game, the Nets are likely to take Game 4 and tie the series at two wins apiece.