Nic Claxton ejected after taunting Joel Embiid
Nic Claxton was ejected from Thursday night’s Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first-round playoff series between his Brooklyn Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers.
Claxton received a technical foul minutes into the game after stepping over Embiid following an alley-oop (video here). Embiid responded to the taunt by kicking Claxton, which resulted in Embiid receiving a flagrant-1 foul call.
Later in the fourth quarter, Claxton taunted Embiid after throwing down a dunk in front of the Sixers big man. Claxton was called for a technical foul. Since it was his second tech of the game, Claxton was automatically ejected.
Nic Claxton EJECTED for taunting after dunk on Embiid 😳 pic.twitter.com/ejAP3ygpTq
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Claxton had 18 points in 28 minutes prior to being ejected with 8:48 remaining in the game. His absence hurt the Nets, who went on to lose 102-97.
The Sixers now lead the series 3-0.