By Michael Grimm
The Sixers got burned for 53 points Saturday night by the Pacers T. J. Warren.
They primarily used their two elite defenders in Matisse Thybulle and Ben Simmons on Warren, but Warren shot 9-for-12 from deep and it was too easy for him.
He had 29 points in the first half on his way to the win.
“I think that the space that we gave him was too generous,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said.
“I think that when you have Matisse and Ben, you normally feel comfortable that those two can tag-team a player and he was great tonight. Maybe we could have double-teamed him sooner than we tried to. They have tremendous 3-point shooters behind the double team, so you try to pick your poison.”