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Ben Simmons given flagrant, $20K fine for elbow to Lowry’s groin

NBA: Playoffs-Toronto Raptors at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

During the Sixers Game 3 matchup with the Toronto Raptors on Thursday night, Ben Simmons’ elbow caught Kyle Lowry right in the gonads after Lowry himself made somewhat of a dirty play:

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Simmons will be fined $20,000 and be assessed a flagrant 1 for the elbow:

Simmons and Lowry have beefed before, so for Simmons, this might honestly be worth it. But I really don’t think Simmons was thinking, “I’m going to cheap shot this guy.” Rather, I think Simmons mindset was more, “Hey asshole, you’re sitting on my head after undercutting me. Get the F’ off.”