Ben Simmons benched late in Nets’ loss to Sixers

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New York Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — This is what Jacque Vaughn means when he says Ben Simmons needs to play an entire game with force. Not just intermittent spurts of aggression when he so chooses. Simmons went scoreless in the first half of the Nets’ 137-133 loss to the Sixers in his first game against Joel Embiid since last season’s blockbuster James Harden trade at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. He missed his only shot attempt and refused to look at the rim, often passing out of situations where most other players would shoot. And then a switch flipped. Simmons decided to hunt his own shot. First, a turna…

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