The Sixers lose again and can run out of Simmons

Second consecutive defeat of the only unbeaten league until now. Simmons shoulder injury, which they are going to evaluate today.


Bad night for the Philadelphia 76ers. They added a defeat in the always difficult Salt Lake City and a tip can lead to a Ben Simmons injury. Missing to know the gravity, but the base was damaged in the right shoulder when he posted with Royce O'Neale in the first quarter and no longer returned to the track. According to the franchise itself it has been a sprain and after a first exploration they have said that it is not serious, but that today they were going to do tests to know the exact extent of the injury. The next game of the Sixers is Friday night and is another exit of aúpa: the Denver Nuggets.

At the moment they were able to count on their biggest star, Joel Embiid, sanctioned the last two games for the fight with Karl-Anthony Towns. Embiid returned and did it with good total figures (27 + 16) but suffering all night to score (5/16 in shots, 16 of his 27 points came from the free throw). Gobert's defense (14 + 16 and 3 steals) over the Cameroonian center had its effect. The exit for the visitors was found in Josh Richardson (24 + 4 + 4 + 3) and in Tobias Harris (16 + 7). From there, the desert, except for the oasis of Raul Neto, the other player who reached double digits (11). With him, Mike Scott and Kormaz the team offered its best moments, but in the end it was not enough before some Jazz that seemed like last season, something not so usual at this start of the year.

With a great second and third quarter they seemed to have the game in their hands. Donovan Mitchell was imperial (24 + 5 + 8) and Bojan Bogdanovic (20 + 6 + 5) was a luxury squire. In spite of everything the Sixers did not give up and they got to reduce to a two points a difference that they got to have 13 against. The final pull put them a shot away, but in the absence of a minute and a half Bogdanovic put a 105-100 that they would no longer be able to lift.



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