SEE IT: Philadelphia 76ers' teammates Joel Embiid and Shake Milton get into argument in first game

Quinton Mayo
NBC Sports Washington

Breaking news: Disney World is no longer the "happiest place on Earth" - at least not for the Philadelphia 76ers.

Saturday, in the 76ers opening seeding game against the Indiana Pacers, star Joel Embiid and Shake Milton got into a heated exchange heading into a timeout. 


Tension presumably stemmed from the Sixers trailing 35-29 after the first with eight turnovers, but we could be wrong.

"It's basketball," Embiid said when explaining the confrontation postgame. "Everybody makes mistakes. It happens. We've gotta communicate better. As players, it happens everywhere. … You discuss what's going on and you move on, you find a solution. But it's nothing. It happens. It happens on every team and you just figure it out and you move on, and I'm sure everybody's going to be better moving forward."

Head coach Brett Brown also didn't believe the exchange was anything to get riled up about, citing the back-and-forth as "more healthy than anything."

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"You don't go cheerleading stuff like that all the time, but if the conversation's gotta be had, it's gotta be had," Brown said. "And I actually think that stuff like that is far more healthy than anything. Shake's teammates love Shake Milton. They're proud of his evolution. And then you've got an NBA All-Star in Joel Embiid that has an idea. He's the center, back directing traffic - the pick-and-roll policeman.

"I don't know the full details of it, but I think, for the most part, it's healthy. And those two will move on quickly. They're good friends, it's just sometimes stuff like that happens in a family."

Whatever the case may be, Philadelphia's got to get things together quickly. The team fell to the Pacers 127-121, wasting an Embiid 41 points and 21 rebound performance. Pacers' T.J. Warren stole the show with the best bubble performance thus far, pouring in a career-high 53 points.

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