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Sixers: Enough disappearing acts from Ben Simmons in the playoffs

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Atlanta Hawks head coach Nate McMillan made the decision to start hacking Simmons, sending him to the free-throw line immediately and forcing him to be the entirety of the Sixers’ offense.

Ben Simmons has shriveled up in the biggest moments in these NBA playoffs too many times for the Sixers.

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Besides Embiid and Curry, the rest of the Sixers combined to miss all 11 of their field goal attempts and score a combined six points en route to a 109-106 loss to the Hawks. Simmons refuses to shoot the ball, can’t shoot free-throws in games that mean anything, is scared to touch the ball if he might have to shoot free-throws, and is absolutely adamant about not expanding his offensive game in any way.

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