Ben Simmons on guarding Trae Young, Mike Scott’s ejection, 76ers “Heart”, Al Horford and Joel Embiid

October 29, 2019 2:42 AM
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Simmons on guarding Young: “I told him I wasn’t going to guard him until the end. I’m saving my energy to the end with Trae”

The Philadelphia 76ers handed the Atlanta Hawks their first loss of the season by a score of 105-103 on Monday night at the State Farm Arena. A battle to keep an eye on for the foreseeable future, 76ers point guard Ben Simmons was adamant in the difficulty of guarding Trae Young all game.

“I told him I wasn’t going to guard him until the end. I’m saving my energy to the end with Trae. But he’s an amazing talent, obviously. Very gifted, and he gave us a lot of problems tonight”.

Simmons also shed some light on Mike Scott’s ejection and how his emotions got the best of him at one point.

“There’s a lot of emotion that went into this game. Frustration. Me myself, you know, I got caught up in a little bit for the first few minutes of the third which I shouldn’t have let affect my game”.

Simmons finished it off by adding, “I definitely slowed down. But, it is what it is. We got a win”.

 


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