Simmons helps 76ers beat Rockets 115-107
The Houston Rockets allowed Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons to take jump shots on Monday night and he made them pay.
It’s the same for us. If you jump out of gap, just like playing in the NFL, the margin of error is like that. They’re going to make a play. You stay in your gap, you’re going to make the tackle. You press corner, you get beat, it’s a touchdown. You beat him, you may get an interception. That’s the way this game goes.
The Crimson Tide has a relentless rushing attack, led by Damien Harris, who is averaging 87.1 yards per game, and Bo Scarbrough, who is at 47.1 yards per game. Hurts is a threat on scrambles and designed runs, averaging 71.5 yards per game on the ground, although he hasn’t been asked to do much through the air.
Walker credits the duo’s early success to constant communication with Howard, saying they talk at length after every game and practice. Walker also said they text constantly during off days.
We are trying to make sure we are on the same page, Walker said. I tell him I am going to be learning ways to get him the basketball and just be patient with me. And that is what he has been doing. And he’s opening up so many other aspects of my game. He attracts so much attention and gets other people open.
The Hornets are 3-3 despite starting the season without injured Nic Batum, the team’s highest-paid player.
We try to come in every night and prove that we’re not just those players who were in the Paul George trade and that we actually mean something, Sabonis said after again replacing the injured Myles Turner in the starting lineup.