Pistons’ Andre Drummond Claps Back At Sixers’ Joel Embiid

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Detroit Pistons big man Andre Drummond hasn’t fared well in his matchup against Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid and Saturday night saw Embiid come out victorious again.

The Sixers center dropped 30 points and nine boards in a 97-86 win over the Pistons back on October 23rd and outplayed Drummond while posting 25 points and 10 rebounds on Saturday night.

But their war of words continues, and before their Saturday matchup Drummond had some choice words for Embiid.

“I mean you can’t really have a conversation with a man who can’t play a back-to-back,” he said, per Fox Sports Detroit’s Johnny Kane. “I’ve been playing for six years and I’ve missed maybe 4-5 games. So when he can play a whole season without taking a rest, he can come talk to me.”

“Defensively, he doesn’t play any defense,” Embiid said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer‘s Keith Pompey. “When we started the game, he was being aggressive and he was talking, too. … So what I was like [in my mind] ‘You want to do that? I’m going to kick your [butt] then. So that’s what I did.”

After Saturday’s game, which saw Drummond foul out, Embiid commented.

“That was the goal going into this game. I told my teammates that he was going to foul out, and he did,” Embiid said. “But it’s all fun. At the end of the game we hugged it out.”

“I got up into him and tried to make it tough for him,” Drummond said. “Obviously, he sold the move better than I played defense, so he got the sixth foul and won the game. Simple as that.”

The feud seems to be fun for the two big men.

“When’s the last time you’ve seen two real big men go at it?” Drummond said. “It’s just a great matchup, and I look forward to playing him again.”