Ben Simmons Left Bucks-Sixers After Aggravating His Back Injury

Ross Houston
February 27, 2020

The Philadelphia 76ers have been trying to figure out this mystifying issue all season. Why can't they carry over their elite home play with them on the road?

Ben Simmons left Saturday's contest against the Bucks with a lower back injury and he'll have an MRI on Sunday.

Milwaukee held a 56-50 lead at the break before rushing out to a 93-73 advantage to start the 4th, thanks in large part to Antetokounmpo's 11-point tear to start the half.

Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and got 17 rebounds, while Khris Middleton collected 25 points for the Bucks against their Eastern Conference Rivals.

The Aussie, who missed the 76ers' last game against the Brooklyn Nets with lower back tightness, appeared to re-aggravate the injury early in the first quarter after being fouled on a drive to the basket. It is absolutely ridiculous. It was an overall tough night for this team. The big contract the Sixers paid him is looking more and more like a mistake by the game.

Of course, the major question is how, exactly, Simmons was supposed to play a basketball game and also get treatment on his bad back, and why that was viewed as the better option than "just let him get 100 percent healthy".

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