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WATCH: Goran Dragic gets frustrated, slaps Ben Simmons in back of head

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Things got a bit heated during the third quarter of Tuesday night’s playoff game between the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers. Goran Dragic, frustrated that he was getting outworked by Ben Simmons, slapped the rookie upside the head, earning a foul.

This wasn’t the first time things got overly physical in this game, either, and the first time also involved Simmons, who nearly got taken out on a vicious foul. Not surprisingly, Joel Embiid got heated and had to be told by the refs to back off after engaging in some words with some of Miami’s players after this.

He also took a veiled shot at Dragic he’s lucky the refs didn’t see.

Miami is clearly feeling the heat, down 3-1 in the series. Hopefully, cooler heads will prevail down the stretch, or things could get ugly.