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SportBen Simmons calls out 76ers for being too 'soft'

09:20  12 january  2019
09:20  12 january  2019 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Ben Simmons calls out 76ers for being too 'soft'© Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Simmons called out his Philadelphia 76ers after their home loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night.

The Sixers fell at home to Atlanta 123-121 despite a triple-double from Simmons, who had 23 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists. Afterward, Simmons said the team was not physical enough and not taking things personally enough when scored upon.

Philly was outrebounded 44 to 30 by Atlanta. Jimmy Butler said the Hawks came out from the start and dictated the game.

Simmons’ criticism of his teammates seems to have been heeded, because Butler specifically noted that he didn’t care for the term “soft.”

Perhaps the criticism will motivate the Sixers, especially now that they’ve lost two in a row to lottery teams.

76ers score 83 in 1st half, roll past Timberwolves by 42.
Joel Embiid had 31 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers scored 83 points in the first half in a 149-107 thrashing of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Golden State Warriors were the only team to score more first-half points in a game this season when they dropped 92 on the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 29. Jimmy Butler scored 19 points in his first game against Minnesota since it sent him to the 76ers in a package deal that brought forwards Robert Covington and Dario Saric in return. Covington and Saric were popular core pieces of Philadelphia's Trust the Process rebuild and both received massive ovations from an appreciative crowd in tribute videos.

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