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Sixers G Simmons to miss game with back injury

Field Level Media
23 Feb 2020, 12:55 GMT+10

Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons was ruled out of Saturday's road game against the Milwaukee Bucks after aggravating a back injury midway into the first quarter.

Simmons winced in pain after going up for a layup. He exited the contest and immediately retreated to the locker room.

The 23-year-old recorded 17 points and six rebounds in the All-Star Game before sitting out the 76ers' 112-104 overtime victory versus visiting Brooklyn on Thursday with a balky back.

Simmons, who was the top overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft, entered Saturday's game averaging 16.9 points, 8.3 assists, 7.9 rebounds and a league-best 2.2 steals this season.

--Field Level Media

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