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Simmons commits 8 turnovers, Nets 27 total in sloppy loss to Sixers


The Brooklyn Nets were down 12-0 within the first few minutes of Thursday's contest against the Sixers at Barclays and never climbed out of an early hole. 

The Nets were in full preseason mode, while the Sixers were in playing with playoff-like intensity. The always fiery Patrick Beverly was ejected after receiving two technical fouls, including a dust up with Nic Claxton and Ben Simmons, who also received a tech. 

Simmons continued to show a great burst of energy and willingness to attack the basket  but committed eight turnovers to go along with eight points, nine assists, six rebounds and three steals. 

Brooklyn was laughably careless with the basketball as they handed the ball to the Sixers a whopping 26 times.

Philadelphia was without Joel Embiid, who was under the weather, and of course James Harden, who reported to camp but is playing hardball with former friend, turned foe in GM Daryl Morey. 

The Nets have one more preseason contest on Wednesday night in Miami, before hosting the Cavaliers in their season opener on October 27.

Based on the performance from Simmons and company, they have more than a few things to clean up before the games start counting for real next week. 


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