The Sixers have played in three matchups, and they did it all without their three-time All-Star point guard Ben Simmons in the mix.
The Sixers have achieved a 2-1 record without Simmons so far through the first few games. Their late-game woes shined bright as they lost control of the lead and allowed Brooklyn to form a comeback and defeat the Sixers at the Wells Fargo Center 114-109.
Before the week ended, the Sixers paid a visit to a young Oklahoma City Thunder team.
“Philadelphia was a horrid final five minutes against Brooklyn away from a 3-0 week to start the season. Things with the 76ers – even without Ben Simmons – remain the way they’ve always been: If Joel Embiid is healthy and available, Philadelphia will win lots of games.”
Coming in at No. 7 is the Joel Embiid-led Sixers.