Here’s the thing though, the Sixers should be able to step up and provide a good defensive effort without Simmons. Yes, Simmons is the leader and the one who drives the engine, but the team should be able to hold their own without the All-Star.
“You have to be,” said coach Brett Brown. “
The Sixers will be without Simmons on Monday when they return home to host the Atlanta Hawks and they should win that one, but even that one won’t be an easy win.
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