tinyfav.com May 26, 2018

Simmons Has Horror Game In Loss To Celtics

07 May 2018, 12:37 | Myrtle Vega

Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown to come off bench if he plays Game 2 against Philadelphia 76ers

Brett Brown says decision to play TJ McConnell over Markelle Fultz in G1 shouldn't 'shock anybody'

Game 3 is Saturday in Philadelphia.

But the Sixers took their big lead early, and the Celtics rallied.

If Simmons had offered Philly anything offensively, they would've secured a win as they had three players score 20+ points each.

Simmons was fantastic in the Sixers' first-round series against Miami.

In the other eastern conference semi-final, LeBron James' Cleveland took a 2-0 stranglehold in their series against the Toronto Raptors with a comprehensive 128-110 win.

Despite those long odds, Brown, Simmons and Joel Embiid each said that the Sixers wouldn't let Thursday's loss impact them as they prepare for Game 3.

"Do we have discussions with Jaylen about, hey, the reason why you've got to go through all these tests and do all this is to run around screens with JJ Redick, which, to be honest, is a different challenge from most everything else in the league", said Stevens.

Two free throws from Jayson Tatum tied the game once again, but Robert Covington answered by drilling a three with Chester-native Marcus Morris leaving the swingman with no room to breathe. Before the morning shootaround, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens hinted that Brown wouldn't be able to go and even if he was able to go it sounded like it would be very limited.

Stephen Curry Ruled Probable for Game 2
Durant also revealed to the publication that reading the Bible helps him prepare for games as it guides him to play his best on the court.

Greitens' Attorneys Want A Judge, Not Jury, To Rule In Case
Eric Greitens. "The vast majority felt with what has transpired, there was enough need for us to go into special session", said state Sen.

Three miners still trapped underground at Sibanye Stillwater mine
Mine workers employed at Sibanye Gold's Masimthembe shaft operate a drill in Westonaria, South Africa, April 3, 2017. Earlier this year, the company rescued over 1,000 workers after a strong storm caused the power to go out.

Markelle Fultz, who was "traded" from the Celtics to the Sixers, who accepted Boston's first pick in the draft, did not play against the Celtics in the four games but has since returned.

Simmons' struggles in Game 2 were in stark contrast to his backup, T.J. McConnell. Brown is not too far behind, tallying 17.9 points and 4.7 rebounds per game.

Philly's sharp-shooting Redick, led all 76ers with 23 points and Ben Simmons finished the night with a whopping one point (0-4 FG). Al Horford is averaging 18.4 points and 8.9 rebounds while Terry Rozier is averaging 19.1 points and 6.9 assists. Rookie star Ben Simmons was virtually non-existent, scoring just one point in 31 minutes. He's going to have to step up for the 76ers to get back in the series.

Philadelphia's poor play apparently didn't sit with coach Brett Brown, either. Boston has a world of confidence after their comeback win but the question will remain whether they can come up with a win on the road after they failed in three opportunities against Milwaukee in the opening round.

Following an anemic offensive effort in Game 1, the Sixers looked rejuvenated early in Game 2, using a 14-2 run to begin the second quarter on their way to building a 48-26 lead.

The paper went on to call Thursday's performance the worst game of Simmons' career. Getting Brown back after he missed the second half of Game 7 against the Bucks and Game 1 of this series with a sore hamstring was helpful and he chipped in with a solid game off the bench. Al Horford sealed the game with a driving layup of his own with with 8.3 seconds left. Simmons has to be worlds better than he was in Game 2, where he was a -23 in plus/minus and outplayed by TJ McConnell. The Boston Celtics are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42.1 rebounds per game.

The NBA Eastern Conference semifinals matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Boston Celtics has a lot of history.

Other News

Trending Now

Yaya Toure to leave Manchester City after his contract expires
During his spell in Manchester, Toure has won three Premier League titles, one FA Cup , two League Cups and one Community Shield. We have time for everything in life.

Ant-Man and Wasp Trailer: Let's get TINY
I won't get into any spoilers here, but after Infinity War , some fans may be in need of a bit of a palate cleanser. Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen) is introduced in one of the recently released trailers for Ant-Man and the Wasp .

Tornado watch for most of central Kansas until late Tuesday night
The threat for severe storms will likely be in the central and southern Plains, perhaps extending into the lower Missouri Valley. For the past week, conditions have been mostly quiet across Central Illinois, which has meant mostly dry weather.

China cites North Korean leader as saying denuclearisation is resolute position
"US President Donald Trump has started claiming credit for the Kim-Trump summit before it even starts", it said . His father and grandfather ran their country, and ran it into the ground, as a hermetically sealed kingdom.

Military plane crash in US state of Georgia kills nine
A United States military cargo place is engulfed in flames and smoke down after it crashed in Savannah , Georgia on 3 May, 2018. The images shows that the plane is falling from the height and after the explosion, it has turned into a fireball.

Activision Blizzard reports 15.7 pct rise in adjusted revenue
It has outperformed by 22.91% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $49.46 billion company. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd raised its holdings in shares of Activision by 1.8% in the fourth quarter.

Elon Musk isn't backing down despite weird remarks in Tesla call
Musk argues it would be impossible to fulfill existing Model 3 orders even if production goals are met, due to high demand. However, his justification for calling out the other analyst speaks to how much work Tesla still has in front of it.

Tottenham overcome nervy start to pad top-four lead over chasing Chelsea
Meanwhile, Eriksen's audacious effort from distance had Karnezis scrambling across his goal, but drifted wide of the target. But within three minutes of the restart, the door appeared to be closed on any potential Watford comeback.

Donovan Mitchell unleashes absolutely vicious slam vs. Houston Rockets
The Jazz came out firing, scoring 36 points in the first quarter despite scoring only 39 points in the first half of Game 1. The Houston Rockets are averaging 110 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 102.9 points on 47.4 percent shooting.

China Installs Cruise Missiles on South China Sea Outposts
In turn, Beijing to strengthen its claims to the territory have created several artificial Islands, which has placed its military forces.