Johnson busted with cell in game, fined by 76ers

D'Angelo Russell Nets

D'Angelo Russell Nets

This season, Embiid is averaging 27.5 points, 13.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game.

However, one of the biggest talking points actually happened on the sideline.

Television cameras caught Amir Johnson and Joel Embiid reading a text message on the bench, which led to a prompt fine for Johnson by the Sixers (Embiid explained that Johnson's daughter was sick and he was receiving updates).

Coach Brett Brown did mention that we will see a "different Ben Simmons in Game 2" so that is something to look forward to as the series moves on to the next one. But all the talk after the game was about Johnson's phone.

It seems possible, if not likely, that the number won't go up to 11 on Saturday.

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"I take full responsibility and will accept the consequences of my actions", he said in a statement after not speaking with the media after the game.

That information obviously changes the dynamics of the situation.

Jonah Bolden is listed as questionable for the opener after experiencing left knee soreness, though Jimmy Butler is set to play after missing four of the past six games with a back injury.

A family emergency clears things up and really makes a lot more sense. Still, as Johnson noted, his decision did cause a distraction, which isn't what the Sixers need right now.

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