Jared Dudley was not going to let the Nets get pushed around any longer
The forward raced in and bumped 76ers star Joel Embiid, who had just fired a hard foul on Nets center Jarrett Allen with 7:42 to play in the third quarter of Game 4 of their first-round series at Barclays Center on Saturday. Jimmy Butler returned the favor by shoving Dudley and a fracas broke out underneath the basket with the Nets ahead 67-61.
Philadelphia guard Ben Simmons, in an attempt to hold Dudley back, ended up pushing him down in the crowd as both teams rounded around. No punched were thrown.
Dudley and Butler were both ejected and Embiid was given a Flagrant 1.
The bad blood has been brewing in this series. Embedded with a hard elbow to Allen ̵