The Sixers primarily used their two elite defenders in Matisse Thybulle and Ben Simmons on Warren, but he shot 9-for-12 from deep and it was too easy for him.
“I think that the space that we gave him was too generous,” said coach Brett Brown. “Too many times we were guarding him like he wasn’t on fire. We gave him too much space. Just not enough credit for his ability to score and he punished us tonight from the beginning of the game on. We definitely could have done a better job as a whole for sure. He did make some tough shots though, give him credit.”
Tobias Harris gives his opinion on what went wrong against T.J. Warren tonight #Sixers pic. “It’s not just on one guy. We’ve got to help each other, we’ve got to stop him. That can’t happen. We’re too good defensively and we have too many great defensive players, but we’ve got to do a better job of adjusting as the game goes on. He started hot and we need to do a better job of adjusting and making sure we contain our position.”
The Sixers will move on to face the San Antonio Spurs on Monday looking to bounce back from this poor defensive effort.