Pool Report on the Flagrant Foul 1 called on Joel Embiid in the First Quarter of Tonight’s Philadelphia 76ers at Brooklyn Nets Game

The Pool Report interview was conducted by Brian Mahoney (Associated Press) with Crew Chief Tony Brothers following tonight’s 76ers and Nets game.


QUESTION:  Why was Joel Embiid given a Flagrant foul 1 for kicking Claxton?

BROTHERS: The contact was deemed unnecessary and based on the point of contact to the leg, it didn’t rise to the level of excessive. 


QUESTION:  So, you deemed it not to go to a [flagrant foul] 2 based on where the contact was?

BROTHERS: The point of contact dictated that it was only unnecessary contact and not excessive, so yes.


QUESTION: Why was James Harden given a flagrant 2 for his foul on Royce O’Neale?

BROTHERS: Based on the point of contact directly to the groin, it rose to the level of excessive and ejection.