Last night (Nov. 6), the Philadelphia 76ers were on the road against Donovan Mitchell and Utah Jazz.
This was Joel Embiid’s first game back after his fight with Karl-Anthony Towns, helping the 76ers get back on the winning side of things after falling to the Phoenix Suns. During the game, Ben Simmons appeared to hurt his shoulder driving to the basket against Royce O’Neale.
He would be ruled out as he went into the locker room only to comeback out for more action, but it was short lived. What seem to be a “shoulder soreness” ended up being a “sprained AC joint”.
It is unclear on if he would miss any games or would be ruled out for a duration of time.
Ben Simmons is in lockeroom right now after hurting his right shoulder
— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) November 7, 2019
Embiid Steps Up But Mithchell’s Jazz Are Too Much
This meant that Joel Embiid would take on more of the load as he fought to lead the 76ers to a victory without Ben Simmons.
Joel Embiid had a double-double with 27 points and 16 rebounds, but it was not enough to stop the Utah Jazz. Donovan Mitchell led the way for the Jazz with 27 points, 5 rebounds, and 8 assists. The Jazz would also get great bench production from Joe Ingles with 16 points as the Utah Jazz pulled it off at home, 106-104.
This is the second loss straight for the Philadelphia 76ers after that hot start of winning five in a row, topping the power rankings. Ben Simmons’ injury is going to be further evaluated later on this week to know the exact diagnosis.