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Elton Brand, per Woj: “I understand how our players reacted in the moment. I have their backs.”

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NBA: Minnesota Timberwolves at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Elton Brand has commented on the Joel Embiid/Karl-Anthony Towns altercation that took place during last night’s Sixers vs. Timberwolves game, according to Adrian Wojnarowski:

A+ reaction from Brand here in my book: look we don’t encourage this behavior but... my guys ain’t no bitches.

Woj also reported that the Sixers are arguing to the League office that Towns was initially responsible for the altercation and that Ben Simmons was attempting to break up the fight, not make it worse:

It’s going to be very interesting to see how the NBA handles the fallout from this incident. Suspensions are likely imminent, but how harsh they’ll be is tough to know.