NBA: Timberwolves' Karl-Anthony and 76ers' Joel Embiid ejected after brawl

Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns exchanged blows after getting tangled up during the Philadelphia 76ers' win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns were involved in a serious brawl and were eventually ejected.   -  (Getty Images)

There was a benches-clearing brawl in Philadelphia, and it did not take place on a hockey rink.

During Wednesday's NBA game between the 76ers and Minnesota Timberwolves, Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns exchanged blows after getting tangled up, leading to one wild scene in Philadelphia.

Even the Sixers' Ben Simmons got involved as he wound up on top of Towns in the third quarter.

Embiid was also seen laughing at Towns after the two were finally separated at Wells Fargo Center.


Both players were ejected for their involvement in the fight. Embiid even relished the moment, hyping up the home crowd as he headed down the tunnel.

Wednesday marked the first career ejection for Embiid and the second for Timberwolves star Towns. 

Towns had 13 points and six rebounds at the time of the ejection, while Embiid posted 19 points and five rebounds as the 76ers improved to 4-0 with a 117-95 victory.

After the game, Embiid posted a photo of himself flexing on Instagram with the caption: "Great team win!!! I was raised around lions and a cat pulled on me tonight lmao @jimmybutler I missed being part of the 3rd stringers... I got his mom giving middle fingers. That’s some SERIOUS REAL ESTATE #FightNight #IAintNoB—"

Embiid even tagged the location of the post as "Broad Street Bullies Pub" in reference to the nickname of the NHL's Philadelphia Flyers and its penchant for brawling.

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