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James Ennis cleared to play for Sixers in Game 2 vs. Nets

James Ennis, Sixers

Sixers swingman James Ennis has reportedly been cleared to play in Game 2 against the Brooklyn Nets on Monday, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.

Ennis has been dealing with a right quad contusion. He missed the last four games of the regular season.

The Sixers lost to the Nets on Saturday in Game 1 by a final score of 111-102. Philly has to win Game 2 to avoid going down 2-0.

The Sixers acquired James Ennis at the February trade deadline from the Houston Rockets. The small forward averaged 5.3 points and 3.6 rebounds in 18 games with Philly.

The Nets didn’t look fazed in Game 1. Ben Simmons and J.J. Redick struggled mightily for Philly. Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid had strong games, but it wasn’t enough to propel the team to Game 1 victory.

Ennis, 28, has career averages of 6.5 points, 3.2 rebounds in 278 games with the Miami Heat, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Detroit Pistons, Rockets and Sixers.

Philadelphia is hoping Ennis can make a big impact in Game 2. Sixers fans are going to boo even louder in Game 2 than they did in Game 1 if the team doesn’t play well. Simmons and Redick have to have bounce-back games for Philly to have a chance to win Game 2.