Ben Simmons softens stance on booing Philadelphia fans


"It's Philly, that's what's gonna happen", Simmons said, via Rich Hofmann of The Athletic.

Simmons also blasted the 20,437 Sixers fans for booing the team for most of the game.

And he did it with Iverson rooting on the Sixers from courtside.

The sixth-seeded Brooklyn Nets look for a surprising 2-0 series lead on the No. 3 76ers when the teams meet in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference playoff series on Monday night in Philadelphia. Simmons is someone that can find Redick for his shots and I am expecting a rebound performance from Simmons. Jimmy Butler was the only player that actually had a good game, while the rest of the Sixers' stars shrunk in the spotlight. "We are moving forward together with our full focus now on Game 2".

He started the second half with a personal 7-0 run and had 13 points in the third. Kevin Harlan and Reggie Miller, seeking something to be excited about, locked in on the free Frosty phenomenon and when Treveon Graham missed his first free throw late, Harlan was ready and delivered a phenomenal call of the fans winning ice cream as he missed the second. Download The Action Network App to get real-time odds and live win probabilities on your bets.

"I think just thinking too much and not being who I am, a playmaker", he said. "I mean, I love it, that's how Philly is".

The young Brooklyn trio combined for 67 points, despite Russell, posting a +/- of -10.

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Philadelphia's star center Joel Embiid was listed as questionable leading up to the contest, but chose to suit up.

Now it has locked in on Sixers vs. Nets.

The Sixers' starting point guard also went 2-2 on shots from 10 feet or more, which isn't particularly impressive for most players, but was an encouraging sight for Simmons, as he's typically been relegated to scoring exclusively in the paint.

The 76ers shot 77.1 percent from the line on the regular season, solidly in the middle of the pack in the Association, but were just 29-for-42 (69 percent) against the Nets on Saturday. "We know it's coming". They are better both in dimes made (26.8 to 23.7) and in boards grabbed (47.8 to 46.6), while both teams are equal in turnovers committed (14.4 each). "It's coming. It's going to be how we react".

INJURY UPDATE: Joel Embiid is listed as questionable after he was doubtful on the eve of Game 1 with his sore knee. With question marks over Embiid's health, winning this series might just end being a lot more hard than what most 76ers fans would've imagined at the end of the regular season.

While pain management is the biggest thing facing Embiid, there is definitely still an issue of fitness level.

On a minutes restriction, Embiid had some unexpected help from popular backup Boban Marjanovic. Ben Simmons was a postseason dud against Russell, his high school teammate. "Coach set us up earlier this season with a routine and recipe for the offense, and it's been flowing ever since". "There is zero doubt he's our crown jewel". He took a little over half the number of Ray Allen's games to pass that.