Ben Simmons on Guarding Luka Doncic: “I Like Taking Those Challenges” & “Best Chemistry” 76ers

March 13, 2021 3:59 AM
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Watch as Ben Simmons speaks to media following 76ers victory over Dallas Mavs.

Simmons spoke on Philadelphia’s defense and guarding Mavs superstar Luka Doncic.

“I think we were locked in for four quarters, defensively. There’s always going to be lapses, but overall I think that’s the best defensive game, collectively we’ve played.”

“Just being me, doing what I do”, Simmons said on defending Luka. “I like taking those challenges. I’ve said this over and over again – just tell me who to guard.”

Simmons commented on his confidence and impressive stretch.

“I’m just getting back to who I am, working on my mental. I’d say that’s the biggest thing, just working on my mental. Overall just being who I am, and knowing what I’m capable of.”

In addition, Simmons detailed his special relationship with assistant coach Sam Cassell.

“Just overall, we work together. You know, I can relate to him. We talk everyday, we have a great relationship, it’s only growing. He’s helping me a lot with my game, and running this team.”

Finishing the interview, Simmons spoke on Philadelphia’s improved chemistry.

“I’ve been around a bunch of talented players. I think collectively, we all are on the same page overall. You can have a lot of talent and it not work. Overall, we’re all on the same page. It’s the best chemistry we’ve had.”

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