Embiid told reporters after the game that he feels "like I own a lot of real estate" in Drummond's head and the Detroit center took to Twitter to respond to the Philadelphia star. Despite the fact that it appeared Embiid flopped, he was ecstatic, gesturing for the ref to toss Drummond, and taunting the crowd.
Embiid and the Sixers next face the Pistons at home on November 3.
"That's why he got a technical foul", Embiid said of the incident in question.
"All I was doing was just talking and playing basketball and trying to win the game, and obviously on the second one, you can see that he hit me, and his hand actually touched his face". Overall, Embiid has a 3-1 lifetime record against Drummond.
The Pistons' big man was quickly ejected, and Embiid got up and demonstratively gestured as if throwing Drummond out of the game, like a baseball umpire.
Earlier in the fourth quarter Tuesday, Embiid seemed to have words for Drummond after a driving dunk over him with 10:41 left in the fourth quarter, a play that prompted Pistons coach Dwane Casey to call a timeout.
Then, down the stretch of regulation, the teams traded the lead six times, with three ties. If that's so he wouldn't be so excited to have me off the floor? Both are strong players and under 25 years old, so they should have dozens of matchups over the next few years.