In the third quarter of the game, Downes and Simmons had a physical confrontation when they were stuck under the basket, and then escalated into a conflict. The two quickly scuffled together, and then the two players were in a mess.
During the chaos, Simmons controlled Downes on the floor and locked his throat in order to protect embid. Downes then made the floor clapping as a surrender in the wrestling competition.
At present, the two sides involved have been expelled, the former got 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in this game, while the latter scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 1 assist.
Enbid was still encouraging the audience to cheer for the home team when he came out, and he made a boxing gesture to continue to provoke Downes. During his walk back to the player channel, there were also bursts of MVP voices on the scene in Philadelphia.
At this time, Downess parents were also sitting near the players passage, scolding embid.
They have a long history of gratitude and resentment. In 2017, enbid challenged Downes on INS, taunting him for playing too soft, and the latter immediately responded on social media. This conflict may have something to do with this friction two years ago.