Towns appeared to throw a punch at Embiid that missed but resulted in both players grappling as they went to the floor. Towns scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and had a pair of steals. The players were still on their feet grappling before being separated.
"We deemed the altercation a fight".
Both players were ejected after the heated exchange, and now the league has issued an additional punishment for the star centers.
"I was built for this city", Embiid told reporters. "And that escalated to the fight".
"While we are disappointed with the league's decision, we understand the magnitude of this unfortunate incident", Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas said in a statement.
Embiid joked about the dust-up on his Twitter account writing: 'Great team win!
But, as expected, Embiid took to Instagram after the game to poke at Towns, making things worse.
"I felt like you could see a lot of things the previous three possessions in the post". The Timberwolves averaged 112.5 points per game last season, 19.2 on free throws and 30.3 from 3-point range.
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Nats' reliever Daniel Hudson retired the Astros in the bottom of the ninth without incident. Make the playoffs enough times, and you've got a good chance of winning it all eventually.
I knew some how, some way I was going to get drug into the clash of the titams, whatever you want to call it.
Towns did not directly address the fight when asked about it after the game, saying "It's a competitive game". 'I just saw them each lock arms. "I'm riding with him".
"My immediate reaction is to get right in the mix, and try as best you can, 100 and whatever pounds lighter, and breaking it up", Brown said.
Simmons may have just earned himself a nickname. You gotta be a Broad Street Bully.
While heading back to the locker room, Embiid began to shadowbox, prompting fans to cheer "MVP!"
However, Embiid clapped back, taking aim at the former rookie of the year and one-time All-Star's lack of playoff experience.