76ers react to blatant fouls Matisse Thybulle won against Celtics

Whenever the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics face off, the game gets a little hectic. They are two historic rivals and there is always animosity regardless of their track record.

The game got hectic right away in the first quarter when Matisse Thybulle got in with former Sixers teammate Josh Richardson, who was called for a flagrant foul after Thybulle attempted a steal and layup. The two got into a shouting match and had to be separated.

After the Sixers’ 111-99 win, Tyrese Maxey reacted to the incident.

“I don’t think Matisse said anything,” Maxey said. “They got tangled up and sometimes when you get tangled up you try to get a guy out. The guys are sweaty and mean, so it’s just no, I’m playing.

It was a surprise to see Thybulle, who is normally so stoic, react the way he did. He is normally a very consistent bowler.

“Matisse is Matisse,” Maxey added. “It is quite monotonous. He retains the same emotion almost all the time. He doesn’t go too high, he doesn’t go too low so when things like that happen, when I ran over there, and I saw him, he started laughing. Do what Matisse does.

There was another blatant foul on Dennis Schroder when Thybulle volleyed and dunked. He took a big foul after it looked like Schroder pushed him in the back. Thybulle stayed on the ground for a bit and left the match with pain in his right shoulder.

Naturally, he wasn’t happy with that streak either.

“Usually he doesn’t respond to anything, but you can tell on both fouls, if he responds, something is wrong,” said Joel Embiid. “Hopefully he’s fine and we can keep having him and help us win games.”

Initially, it seemed that Thybulle was doing well. He followed that streak with a 3-pointer and took another unsuccessful 3-pointer before going out.

“He did a 3,” coach Doc Rivers said. “I think he took two more. I actually asked him if he fixed his shooting hand when he fell because he started shooting more. I’m sure it hurts. I did not see the fall. I saw after the fall, so I don’t know if he was supporting himself or not, so we’ll wait and see.

The Sixers travel to Miami to face the Heat on Saturday night.

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