Ben Simmons chose violence with these comments.
Simmons may have just given the Brooklyn Nets some bulletin board material after the 76ers’ blowout win over the Mavericks last night. After the game, Simmons was asked about facing off against Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and James Harden and company in the postseason.
“Obviously Brooklyn has a lot of talent,” Simmons told reporters via The Athletic’s Rich Hofmann. “But at the end of the day, there’s only one ball and you gotta play defense too.”
With last night’s victory, the Sixers regained possession of first place in the East (37-17) by a 0.5 game over the Nets. Joel Embiid had a game-high 36 points in just 26 minutes.
Brooklyn has not played since Saturday due to Monday’s game in Minnesota being postponed in wake of the Daunte Wright shooting.
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