Saturday saw both of those trends continue.
The Thunder, who had lost five of their previous six games, now have beaten the 76ers 19 straight times, so if nothing else, Westbrook has bragging rights over Embiid in this rivalry.
Before that, though, Philly fought back from an 11-point fourth quarter deficit, making things close and eventually taking the lead with just under six minutes left. "He had a little extra to it".
Asked if he was "cool" with Embiid, Westbrook - who posted a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds - emphatically replied: "F- no!"
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The next time the two teams met, Embiid posterized Westbrook and stared at him as he ran back up the court. Instead of elevating for a shot attempt, Westbrook lunged directly in Embiid's path and took the full force of the collision.
Initially, Westbrook stayed there, and appeared to be in some pain.
Paul George was outstanding in this one (31 points on eight of 20 shooting, four of nine from three, six rebounds, five assists, three steals) but he got some help.
Westbrook then got up and rushed toward Embiid before he was restrained by his teammates. "I don't know what, why he was mad. I have no idea. but he's always in his feelings".
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Discussing Embiid's foul, Westbrook told reporters: "I don't think he just landed on me". But I was in the air, and I went for the block. I have no idea.
Embiid made the free throws to tie it up at 113-113, setting up Butler's clutch play.
Sixers: Embiid has 20 games with at least 30 points.
Excitement built as Philadelphia's Jimmy Butler intercepted a pass aimed at Thunder big man Steven Adams of New Zealand and drove in for a layup with 6.9 seconds remaining to give the 76ers a 115-113 advantage.
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When the teams played here last season, Embiid and Westbrook exchanged words at the end of Oklahoma City's triple-overtime victory. The Thunder had no reason to believe Simmons was going to take a jumper and played him accordingly. "I mean, this is my home, so I guess it's on him to go home".