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Podcast: Sixers can’t close out Nets & Ben Simmons addresses teammates

The Sixers were outscored 16-1 over the final 5:33 and came up short against Brooklyn.

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It’s a new season, but the same old problem for the Philadelphia 76ers closing out games against quality opponents. In this episode, Jas Kang and Sean Kennedy discuss the 16-1 Brooklyn run to end the game, leading to the 114-109 Nets victory.

What do the Sixers need to do better offensively late in games? What was Doc Rivers doing holding onto his challenges and timeouts? Then, Sean and Jas dive into the latest Ben Simmons development, after the former first overall pick met with the team to relay that he’s not mentally ready to play and needs time.

It seemed to be a positive step toward reconciliation between the two sides, as Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris both publicly defended Simmons later in the day.

Sean and Jas look back on this as a turning point in the Simmons holdout? Have the odds increased that Ben will retake the court in a Sixers uniform?

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