Joel Embiid pointed out what he felt was a difference in officiating following the Philadelphia 76ers' 104-99 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 6, especially during a skirmish between him and John Collins.
"I just felt like it wasn't called both ways, especially because of the minimal contact that they get on the point guard, and when it comes to us, we don't get the same thing," Embiid said after the game. "So I just want it called both ways. If you're going to call something like nothing on their point guard, it should be the same way and call the same thing [for] me when I get -- if I get -- touched."
Both Embiid and Collins were called for technical fouls with 4:03 left in the fourth quarter, with Embiid originally called for an offensive foul. Embiid felt that Trae Young should have also been called for a foul on the play for pushing him from behind.
Embiid took four free throws in the game. The Sixers had 23 free throws, while the Hawks finished with 24 free throws.
No Sixers starter took a free throw through the first three quarters.
"I was hacked all night, and I don't think I was on the free throw line until I got to the fourth quarter and all that stuff. So it was questionable, but we got the win. That's all that matters," added Embiid, who finished the game with 22 points and 13 rebounds.