Sports Talk with Brodes: Sixers Lose 2nd Straight & Ben Simmons Leaves Injured!
The Philadelphia Sixers lose their second game in a row and fall in Utah by a score of 106-104. The score does not tell the story. First of all, Ben Simmons left the game 10 minutes in with a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. He will be reevaluated on Thursday. The Sixers got abused on the glass and the Jazz outworked them completely. Joel Embiid returned with 27 points and 16 rebounds, but the team is clearly struggling to get other players involved when he is clogging up the middle offensively. Tobias Harris struggled until the fourth when Embiid wasn't in the paint as much. Al Horford shot 3 of 13 after a couple games of being a threat on that side of the court. Donovan Mitchell recorded 24 points, but he took 23 shots. Josh Richardson had his best game as a Sixers with 24 points of his own. They had a chance to beat the Jazz late, but came up short down the stretch with mental errors. I thought they played awful even though the final score didn't show it.