The Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven first round NBA playoff series.
Midway through the game's third quarter, the 76ers' Jimmy Butler and the Nets' Jared Dudley were both ejected from the game.
Those ejections came following a row which was sparked by Dudley. After Joel Embiid had fouled 76ers centre Jarrett Allen, Dudley rushed at Embiid. It caused a mass row between players from both teams which spilt into the crowd. Butler subsequently swung a forearm at Dudley.
Through it all, Embiid remained a relatively calm presence.
"First of all, he's a nobody," Embiid told TNT regarding Dudley after the game.
"And when opponents try to do stuff like that, that's just to get us out of the game. I'm too valuable for my team. That's why I didn't react.
"I did not do anything and I did not think that was a flagrant foul because I played the ball, too. But in that type of situation, I just got to stay composed and be mature. My teammates need me more than they [Brooklyn] need him."