Of course, Redick and Covington won't always combine for 11 three-pointers, Embiid won't always be available for 27 minutes a night, and Simmons won't maintain a 5:1 assist:turnover ratio for the entire season.
"Just looking at Joel Embiid out there with the lights on his jersey". "I was like, 'man, I'm actually here'".
They were not the only ones to notice Simmons' harmony in the court. The fourth quarter was a frantic finish but clutch plays by the Wizards helped them seal the five-point win ending the game 120-115.
The Aussie says he's at 100 percent now and looked nothing like a rookie against the Wizards as he played with poise and allowed the game to come to him instead of forcing anything.
"This is a huge point guard in Ben Simmons, and this is where I think he's going to be really good". "I could have done it a few more times, maybe we would have won, but we're gonna get there".
Using updated win totals from the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook to establish preseason projected win rates, adjusting for injuries, such as the one sustained by Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward, we can project the regular season win totals for each National Basketball Association team.
Head coach Brett Brown was full of praise for Simmons' performance and believes that there is still so much more to come from the Aussie. What was even more concerning was his ugly form. I feel that his first game was really exceptional.
The Washington Wizards finished with a 49-33 record last season and fell one game shy of the Eastern Conference finals, and they chose to keep that team largely intact. Led by Simmons (18-10-5), Philadelphia pushed the ball after every rebound. But it's not like any of that won't ever happen again, either: This is just a good team of good players now, and there will be games where they hang in against teams they shouldn't be hanging in against, and even escaping with the win on occasion.
"As a team we're getting there", he said.
Hopefully, Smith is able to return soon, as the team looks to solve the power forward equation in Morris' absence.
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