Simmons proved his value to the Sixers after missing the last four games with an viral infection. The Sixers went 0-4 over that span – the first two at home, then consecutive games at Milwaukee – and lost their grip on first place in the Eastern Conference.
“So many different guys have missed games. It would be great if we can use these games to get right,” Rivers said. Counting the Thunder, the Sixers play teams with an NBA-worst 41% winning percentage over the final 12 games.