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1) Ben Simmons deals with being booed in exchange for Philly; Networks do not

Ben Simmons was smiling, joking, and enjoying himself. After warming up for his first game in Philadelphia in two and a half years, he was taking selfies with fans.

It was these 76ers who let Simmons know how they felt about a player who struggled for their team in the biggest moments, then sat out a season and was forced out of town. They made it known to him through the opening introductions.

Ignored by Simmons, he finished the night with 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting as well as 11 assists, continuing his solid career. Simmons’ first points came at the free-throw line—a source of frustration when he wore a Sixers jersey—but he sank cool in the face of the boos.

From there, he put some quality plans on both ends and even silenced the crowd.

Simmons handled his comeback well.

Neither did the rest of his Nets teammates. Facing the Philadelphia team without Joel Embiid (foot twist), James Harden (right foot tendon sprain) And the Therese Maxi (left foot broken) The Nets struggled to get stops and keep track of almost the entire game from the middle of the first quarter on. DeAnthony Melton (22 points, including 6 three-pointers) and a B-Ball Paul Reed (19 points and 10 rebounds) He went up with Tobias Harriswho scored 24. As a team, the Sixers shot 16 of 32 (50%) from 3.

Kyrie Irving record 23, Kevin Durant 20, but the Nets reverted to worse defensive form—it’s been better under new head coach Jack Vaughn—and lost the game. This still looks like a defective team.

2) Patrick Beverly He was fired near the end of the Lakers’ loss to the Suns

There were bright spots for the Lakers – that was the brave play Darvin Hamm He wanted to see from his team. Then there it was Anthony Daviswho finished with a monster streak of 37 points, 21 rebounds and five blocks — his fourth +30 point, +15 rebound game in a row.

But it ended on an ugly note, and not just a 115-105 loss to a superior Suns team.

There’s less than four minutes left. Devin Booker committed Austin Reeves into a car and knocked him to the ground. Deender Eaton He was standing over Reeves after the play when Patrick Beverley took an exception, stomped and tied the game back to Ayton from behind.

That obviously got Beverly fired, and he can expect the league to be suspended. It was a cheap shot from behind. Something Beverly has a history of doing – which will be taken into account by the league office.

After the review, Booker was flagrantly fouled for a shot to the face of Reeves.

As for the guy, the Lakers had Beverly’s back after the game because they felt he had their back.

poker f Michael Bridges They each had 25 points and the Suns continued their strong play to start the season with a win.

3) Ja Morant He returns from an ankle injury but the Kings keep rolling

Good news for the Grizzlies – Ja Morant is back.

Expected to miss weeks with a grade 1 ankle sprain, he missed one game before returning to the field and putting up a 34-point showing.

It wasn’t enough against the hottest team in the NBA right now. Daron Fox He scored 32 while Harrison Barnes He had 26 points on 7-of-13 shooting. Malik is a monk He was 14 off the bench and brushed off Morant’s attempts to intimidate him at the free throw line.

The Kings have won their seventh in a row and have the best offense in the NBA over that run (second best in the league for the season, using NBA.com numbers). The Kings are 10-6 years old, sitting in third place in the West, and this is the most bullish thing in Sacramento in a very long time. beam light.

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