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Brett Brown, Ben Simmons react to Al Horford’s big game vs. Thunder

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“He had a spirit about him playing, he had a confidence about him playing, he was communicative on defense, he really played,” said Brown after the game. “He’s a great player, team-first guy, his IQ on the court is amazing, he knows how to play the game well, defensively he can move his feet, and having him here has been great. We’re only getting better, more confident, our chemistry is getting a lot better just the more we play.”

Horford is a 5-time All-Star in the NBA and he has been deep into the playoffs plenty of times in his career. “For me, it’s just going out there and I thought today we played with a good rhythm, a good pace throughout the game. Ben setting the tone for us, J-Rich, just down the list. Guys being very active especially defensively and I just feel like that fuels all of our team and our offense. We used our length well and that’s kind of contagious. Especially when those guys bring it at that level, it just gets all of us going as well.”

The Sixers will certainly need more performances such as this one out of Horford when the season does officially resume on August 1 for them and then leading into the playoffs.

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