Bledsoe of Bucks expelled after failing with Embiid

9:09 PM ET

  • Tim BontempsESPN

PHILADELPHIA – Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe was sent off within three minutes of Thursday night's game against the Philadelphia 76ers after an aggressive game of catch with Sixers center Joel Embiid.

At the 2:36 mark of the first quarter, Embiid and Bledsoe became entangled, and Embiid broke free of him with a little push in Bledsoe. Taking offense to that, Bledsoe responded with a shove of his own on Embiid's back.

Embiid casually responded by throwing the ball to Bledsoe, who at this point was about 10 or 15 feet away. Bledsoe responded by badping the ball right in Embiid's chest, hitting him right in the center and bouncing before he had a chance to react. The ball ended up landing next to Sixers striker Mike Scott, who proceeded to throw it directly to Embiid when players from both teams met quickly.

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