Ben Simmons left Wednesday’s game after tweaking his left knee about midway through the third quarter. He didn’t return.
Shams Charania is reporting some good news for Sixers fans, that an MRI revealed nothing serious:
MRI on 76ers star Ben Simmons’ left knee came back clean and he's expected to be day-to-day, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 6, 2020
Chris Haynes and Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there is no swelling and no pain in the knee, so there’s another bit of good news. Simmons was 2-10 with eight points, six rebounds, four assists, and two steals when he walked off the floor. He got to the foul line eight times, hit four of those tries, and shot an open corner three early in the first quarter that did not go in, but looked smooth and natural, shot without hesitation.
Sixers play tomorrow and Friday against Orlando and Portland, then they’ll finish out their seeding games against Phoenix, Toronto, and Houston. They’re one game behind Indy, two games behind Miami, and do not have either tiebreaker against those squads. If the playoffs began today, it would be Philly/Boston in round one as the 6/3 game.