The Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid and the New York Knicks' Marcus Morris got into an in-game scuffle during their game on Wednesday night. The Sixers defeated the Knicks 109-104. The Knicks were leading by 17 points at a point, but the Sixers made a comeback.
"He's too big to be flopping"— Knicks Videos (@sny_knicks) November 21, 2019
- Marcus Morris on his run-in with Joel Embiid 👀 pic.twitter.com/e2GzjPj10l
MS | Philadelphia 76ers 109-104 New York Knicks— mackolik (@mackolik) November 21, 2019
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Morris pulled Embiid down on the defence, after which he had to be restrained and pulled away from Embiid. After the match, Morris spoke about the NBA All-Star in a post-match interview. Morris said that a player should have some finesse while defending. He said that no player is 'too big to flop'. However, the recent changes in the rules prioritise freedom of movement. Embiid attempted a career-high 10.1 free throws per match in NBA 2018-2019 with a total of 649. He had a 54.1% free throw rate. This season, Embiid has 7.4 free throws per game this season, along with a 45.6% free throw rate. Embiid is averaging at 22.9 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists. Morris is averaging at 18.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists. The Sixers and Knicks will play again on Saturday, November 30 (6:00 AM IST) at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, USA.