Simmons fined, assessed flagrant for elbowing Lowry
The Philadelphia 76ers took a 2-1 series lead over the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night with a statement win on their home court.
During the first half of the game, Ben Simmons and Kyle Lowry got tangled up underneath the basket. Lowry boxed out Simmons, but looked to undercut him, and Ben landed on the ground with Lowry's back side leaning into him. In an attempt to get Lowry off of him, Simmons elbowed Kyle in the groin.
At the time, there was no foul called on either player, but Simmons has since been fined and assessed a flagrant-1 by the NBA.
Lowry and Simmons have a bit of a history dating back to a double ejection last season in Philadelphia. Following Thursday's game, Lowry mentioned to the media that Simmons came to him at halftime to apologize.
"Yeah, he said it at halftime," Lowry told ESPN. "Said he didn't mean to. Scott [Foster, the referee] didn't call it on the floor. It's not like I'm going to dwell on it or bitch about it. It happened. It's over now. We got our ass kicked after. It didn't matter."
Simmons and the Sixers will look to take a commanding 3-1 series lead in Game 4 on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m.