“If somebody runs up on him, I will push them again," Butler said of protecting Embiid after Saturday's scuffle.
The Philadelphia 76ers claimed a commanding 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference opening-round series after topping the Brooklyn Nets.
Joel Embiid was in a joking mood after the Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Brooklyn Nets in Game 4 of their NBA playoff series.
The 76ers star said he hopes his team doesn't blow its 3-1 lead to Brooklyn, like the Warriors did in the 2016 NBA Finals.
The smack talk continued between Jared Dudley and the Philadelphia 76ers via Joel Embiid.
Jared Dudley was ejected after shoving Joel Embiid after a flagrant foul in the third quarter in Game 4.
Philadelphia's star center Joel Embiid gave Brooklyn's Jarrett Allen a hard foul midway through the third quarter.
Embiid missed 14 of Philadelphia's last 24 regular season games in hopes of improving the condition of his knee.
Even without Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers were too good for the Brooklyn Nets.
Philadelphia came away with a 131-115 win over the Nets in Game 3 of their opening-round playoff series at the Barclays Center.