Simmons was a Philadelphia 76ers’ heading light in a deficiency of Joel Embiid yet his 29 points were in vain as a Portland Trail Blazers ran out 130-115 winners.
More importantly, though, a Aussie got held adult in a bit of rabble speak with Blazers large man, Jusuf Nurkic.
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“Hell no,” Nurkic pronounced as Simmons missed from a giveaway chuck line in a third quarter.
Simmons, who indeed went 7-for-8 from a line, was carrying nothing of it.
“You speak a lot of s*** for being ass,” Simmons bit back.
Nurkic scored 24 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and bragging rights with a win.
“I’m a improved shooter than him, we guess,” Nurkic pronounced post-game. “The approach he’s means to fire — or not means to fire — is ridiculous.”
Jusuf Nurkic on rabble speak from Ben Simmons: “I’m a improved shooter than him, we guess. The approach he’s means to fire – or not means to fire – is ridiculous.” Evan Turner, seated a few feet away, asked who Nurk was articulate about. “The best shooter on a floor. Your child Ben Simmons.”
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) February 23, 2019
Simmons matched his deteriorate high for points and total 10 assists and 7 rebounds in a widespread performance, yet a Sixers struggled in their second diversion but Embiid; a All-Star centre who is approaching to skip during slightest a week with a bruise left knee.
“They’re not a same organisation but Embiid, obviously, he’s a large partial of what they do,” Portland manager Terry Stotts said. “I suspicion we unequivocally played good defensively.”
The Blazers had a 53-33 resilient edge, including 19 descent boards. Damian Lillard had 17 points as 7 players reached double figures.
“We only didn’t miscarry good adequate opposite a organisation like this,” Simmons told reporters. “It’s a organisation bid rebounding. we consider only all of us combined, we don’t consider we did enough.”
Without Embiid, a Sixers couldn’t keep adult in a matchup between a fourth-place teams in any conference.
The Blazers (36-23) have won 3 in a row, including a 22-point feat over Golden State before a All-Star break. Philadelphia (38-22) are 4-4 this month.