Last night, Joel Embiid acted his way to a cinematic flop that led to his arch nemesis Andre Drummond being ejected. After the game, Drummond was mad online calling out the “fat outta shape” Embiid on the comment section.
Drummond grabbed a defensive rebound and raised his left arm to fend off Embiid. Embiid could have earned an Emmy for the way he acted. But referee James Williams was fooled and Drummond was hit with his second foul. Embiid yelled: "Get him out of here!" Embiid tried to deflect from Drummond since the Pistons won, but with prodding, he finally gave the reporters what they wanted. "Obviously, on the second [technical], you can see that he hit me and his hand actually touched my face," Embiid said. "So that's his problem. "Like I said, I feel like I own a lot of real estate in his head."
Casey said he didn't see Drummond's second technical foul or what caused it, but his center has to be able to keep his cool in critical moments. "One thing we got to do, we got to keep our head, and I told our team, we hurt ourselves as much as they hurt us," Casey said. "We got to keep our head, and we're learning, we're young. I love our guys, but we get excited, and we just got to maintain our focus, maintain our poise, and don't let a guy talking stuff to you take you out of what you want to do or flop or whatever it was, I really didn't see it.
Vincent Ellis: One thing to note: Drummond made this comment to Kane yesterday. It wasn't in response to the shooting stuff from this morning. It was in response to the no-defense stuff.
Johnny Kane: In response to Embiid, Drummond told me, "I mean you can't really have a conversation with a man who can't play a back-to-back... I've been playing for six years and I've missed maybe 4-5 games. So when he can play a whole season without taking a rest, he can come talk to me."
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Fans planning to head to TD Garden to watch the Bruins or Celtics this season — as well attend concerts — will need to pack a copy of their coronavirus vaccination proof or get a negative COVID-19 test.
TD Garden officials said on Wednesday that starting Sept. 30 guests 12 years old and older will need to provide proof of full vaccination or a negative rapid or PCR coronavirus test. Self-administered or over-the-counter test results will not be accepted. Officials said the timeline on tests — whether they need to have been within 24 or 72 hours of the event — is yet to be determined.