Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid has been fined $25,000 for his criticism of the officiating in the team’s latest loss to the Boston Celtics, the NBA announced Wednesday afternoon.
“The referees f—ing suck,” the All-Star center said during his postgame press conference on Tuesday.
Embiid - Points - Rebounds - Fouls - Philadelphia
Embiid tallied 23 points and 14 rebounds, but he was whistled for five personal fouls as Philadelphia fell to 0-3 this season against Boston.
The Celtics are 10-2 against the Sixers since the start of last season, including a 4-1 series victory in the 2018 Eastern Conference semifinals.
Embiid - Frustration - Sequence - Closing - Seconds
Embiid’s frustration was fueled by a sequence in the closing seconds of Tuesday’s 112-109 loss. He missed a potential game-tying jumper after Boston center Al Horford appeared to hit his arm. There was no call from the officials.
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