📺WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns, Joel Embiid ejected, Ben Simmons made KAT tap out in wild NBA fight

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Sixers star Joel Embiid and Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns came to blows Wednesday night in Philadelphia after becoming tangled up, and the melee left Embiid bloodied. Embiid and Towns had been going at each other throughout the game, and tensions flared in the third quarter after Ben Simmons forced a Towns turnover. As the Sixers raced to the other end of the floor to score a transition bucket, Towns and Embiid began shoving each other, leading to an all-out brawl.

Ben Simmons was nearest to the chaos and tried to pull Towns off Embiid, and eventually wound up laying on top of Towns on the ground with his arm around Towns’ neck.

Embiid and Towns were both ejected from the game, but no other players were penalized by officials.  Embiid and Towns can both expect severe fines from the NBA, and it’s possible the league could fine other players for their involvement.

Karl-Anthony Towns’ mom was not pleased with Embiid.

NBA fans were stunned.

Ben Simmons made Karl-Anthony Towns tap out in wild NBA fight

Nick Schwartz | USA TODAY SPORTS

On the night of Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns stole the spotlight and caused a minor NBA Twitter meltdown after fighting in the third quarter in Philadelphia. Towns and Embiid had been physical with each other all night, and tensions boiled over when the two players got tangled up. Both Embiid and Towns were ejected from the game.

Ben Simmons was the first Sixers player to try and break up the fight, and he would up on the floor with his arm around Towns – who actually tapped out to Simmons’ apparent rear naked choke.

NBA fans had a field day.