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Sixers star Joel Embiid says Terry Rozier is too short to punch his face after game 4 win

In the game's lone "hold me back" moment, Rozier, who is 6-foot-2, and Embiid, who's 7 feet tall, had to be separated during their second-quarter entanglement.


Kahron Spearman


In Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal matchup, the Philadelphia 76ers were playing for pride trying to avoid being swept by the Boston Celtics. 

 

It was a chippy game that the Sixers had to have, and center Joel Embiid would even jostling with Celtics point guard Terry Rozier.

 

The All-Star tried to take the ball from Rozier after the Celtic was charged for an offensive foul. The smaller man made it know he was having none of what Embiid offering.

 

Embiid apparently thought it was comical.

[Rozier] kinda kept the ball away from me and tried to punch me twice -- but too bad he's so short that he couldn't get to my face.

After the game, though, Rozier, wanted the record to show he wasn't at all intimidated by Embiid.

 

"To set the record straight, I wake up every morning not worried about nobody, no man on this earth," he said, per Bleacher Report. "We were out there having fun. It's just part of a basketball game. That's all it is."

 

In other words, 'it's basketball, and we all make a lot of money. We're not really going to fight.'

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