Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid expressed his displeasure with the officiating following his team's 104-99 road win in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference second-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
“I was hacked all night, and I don’t think I got to the free-throw line until the fourth quarter," Embiid said, according to the PhillyVoice's Kyle Neubeck. "I told them they had to call it both ways. We had a bunch of guys, whether it’s [point guard Ben Simmons] or [power forward Tobias Harris], who were in foul trouble…I just want it called both ways.”
Embiid also discussed his feelings on how the referees officiated Hawks point guard Trae Young, who went to the free-throw line 53 times (including 19 attempts on Wednesday) over the first five games of the series, per Derek Bodner of The Athletic: