Sim­mons’ 76ers outfoxed

The Weekend Post - - Sport -

AUS­TRALIA’S Ben Sim­mons failed to have a dou­ble-dou­ble for only the fourth time in 11 games as his Philadel­phia 76ers lost 109-108 at Sacra­mento yes­ter­day.

De’Aaron Fox made a 6m jump shot with 13.4sec re­main­ing to lift the Kings over the line, end­ing a five-game win­ning streak for the 76ers.

Philadel­phia cen­tre Joel Em­biid missed a shot from the free-throw line as time ex­pired.

Two nights af­ter ral­ly­ing from 17 points down to up­set Ok­la­homa City and snap a seven-game skid, Sacra­mento (3-8) pulled off an­other stun­ner by clos­ing the game with a 7-0 run.

Sim­mons had 18 points, two re­bounds and six as­sists.

Philadel­phia trailed by as many as nine and looked out of rhythm for most of the night be­fore Sim­mons scored six straight points in the fourth term, in­clud­ing an em­phatic, one-handed driv­ing dunk down the lane.

He led the 76ers to a six­point lead with less than two min­utes to go, be­fore Fox’s mid-range jump shot sealed the win.

NOT ENOUGH: Aussie Ben Sim­mons goes up for a dunk against Sacra­mento yes­ter­day. Pic­ture: AP

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