Age: 22 Height: 6-10 Weight: 240 lbs School: Louisiana State
When Ben Simmons went down with an injury, JJ Redick stepped off the bench and into a starring role for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. Redick scored 31 points, including a 3-pointer with 17 seconds left that lifted the 76ers over the Orlando Magic 116-115. Redick had his best game since transitioning from starter to sixth man for the 76ers at the start of the season, making 10 of 20 shots, including eight 3-pointers.
Simmons had hit a couple of layups but ran back up the court gingerly, like he was in pain, before asking out of the game at the 4:19 mark of the first quarter. Medical Update: Ben Simmons (back tightness) will not return. Simmons has been tearing it up for Philadelphia, averaging 16 points, 14 rebounds, and 9.5 assists per game through the Sixers first two.
Ben Simmons has made an early exit in the Philadelphia 76ers' NBA game against the Orlando Magic with back tightness and was ruled out by the team. Simmons played eight minutes, notching four points and four assists before he was withdrawn with about four minutes left in the first quarter. The Sixers led the Magic 63-52 at halftime, before a stunning comeback from Orlando set up a grandstand finish.
Philadelphia Sixers point forward Ben Simmons left Saturday's game against the Orlando Magic with back tightness.
The only thing that can stop Ben Simmons these days is himself. Off to a strong start to the new season, Simmons exited Saturday's game against the Orlando Magic with 4:19 remaining in the first quarter because of back tightness. Simmons made a pair of layups on consecutive possessions and jogged gingerly up the floor before being replaced.