Simmons out for 76ers against Pistons with back tightness
ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 24, 2018 07:01 AM
PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 28: Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers goes up for a dunk against the Melbourne United during a preseason game on September 28, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
DETROIT (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons is out Tuesday night (Wednesday, PHL time) against the Detroit Pistons because of back tightness.
76ers coach Brett Brown says Simmons is questionable for Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) at Milwaukee after he left Saturday’s (last Sunday, PHL time) game in the first quarter against Orlando and did not return. Brown says Simmons wasn’t fully comfortable and that resting him Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) boosted the chances he could play Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time).
Simmons, the 2017-18 Rookie of the Year, was averaging 16.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 9.5 assists in the first two games before playing just eight minutes Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).