The Pacers wake up in Detroit this morning to prep for the fourth of five consecutive road games against the Pistons on Friday night.
The Pacers are 2-1 thus far with the one loss coming in frustrating fashion at Philadelphia. That lead Dan Burke, still stewing from the way the game unfolded in Philly’s favor, to calmly lash out at Joel Embiid the next day.
As one of the great NBA beat writers around the league today, Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer had to ask the Sixers for their response. The players paid it no mind and coach Brett Brown tried to joke if off, but didn’t make much sense talking about having DB over for Christmas dinner (???).
“Well, he would not be able to have dessert, because I don’t agree with him,” Brown added after learning of Burke’s specific comments about Embiid. “But he could still eat at the house if it was delivered the way you just said. If it was offered as a compliment to bully ball and tough and physical and yes, we have a post-up team … dinner. If he’s hitting Joel, no dessert. That’s how it works.”
That was about as jumbled as the Sixers’ offense last night in Washington when they struggled to find buckets against the short-handed Wiz and dumped a game on the road. Lesson: Don’t mess with Dan Burke, the karma will find you.
Oh, and of course, Embiid was up to his same b.s. around the rim.
Replay Review (Game Crew): whether the foul committed by Embiid met the criteria for a flagrant foul in Q3 of #PHIatWAS. Ruling: Common foul. pic.twitter.com/hwfyco88p4— NBA Official (@NBAOfficial) December 6, 2019
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