Sixers news: Ben Simmons admits recent slump was frustrating
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Ben Simmons admits recent slump was frustrating, but he knows Philly can beat the best

Ben Simmons

The Philadelphia 76ers ended their four-game losing streak on Monday following a much needed win against the Oklahoma City Thunder. After the Sixers’ 120-113 victory, Philadelphia superstar Ben Simmons spoke about his team’s recent slump, admitting that it has been frustrating, to say the least.

“I hate losing,” admitted Ben Simmons, via Kevin F. Love of SB Nation. “In my head I’m coming home to play in front of my fans, so I’m going to give everything I got and do what I can to get that win.”

The Sixers lost every single game of their recent four-game road trip, and Monday night was a welcome homecoming for them. As Simmons said, he was going to do everything in his power to make sure that his team would come out victorious in their first home game of the new year.

Ben Simmons was outstanding against the Thunder, accounting for 17 points (6-of-12 from the field, 5-of-6 from the stripe), 15 rebounds eight assists, and a steal in 38 minutes of action.

He then went on to say that while it was a disappointing slump, his confidence in his team’s potential and its ability to compete at the highest level remains steadfast.

“We know we can play with the best teams, it’s just a matter of putting it all together at the right times,” he added. “Losing games that we shouldn’t lose, things like that, obviously frustrates us, but at the same time we know we can compete with the best.”

Ben Simmons and company will be back in action on Thursday when they take on the Boston Celtics in what should be a fiery contest between two Eastern Conference contenders.