Sixers’ Ben Simmons sidelined for Monday’s game vs. Hawks

ATLANTA — Ben Simmons will miss his second straight game for the 76ers after experiencing knee stiffness Thursday in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets. The All-Star did not fly with the Sixers to Atlanta on Sunday for Monday’s game against the Hawks. The Sixers held Simmons out of Saturday’s 115-103 home loss to the Denver Nuggets because of knee stiffness. The fourth-year veteran is averaging 13.4 points, 8.8 rebounds, and 7.0 assists in nine games. Simmons had season highs of 17 points and 12 assists against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday. Four days before that, he posted a triple-double agai…

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