Everything felt a little flat last night.
The shots weren’t falling for either team. The crowd seemed a bit hungover from the Eagles win. The loudest arena pops were for Alshon Jeffery, LeGarrette Blount, and the t-shirt cannon.
And then the game started to open up in the third quarter. Ben Simmons hit 6 of 8 shots en route to a career-high 27 points, shrugging off a 2-8 first half mark. He went 4-6 in the fourth quarter to finish 13-24 overall, adding 10 rebounds, 2 assists, and 4 steals in 34 minutes of play.
Despite the sluggish start, the Sixers slowly built a double-digit first half lead. Utah hit some shots in the second, but this game never felt like it was close. Brett Brown’s team wasn’t close to firing on all cylinders but comfortably dispatched a lesser squad to improve to 9-7 on the season. Continue Reading