Ben Simmons Had 1 Point Night Because He Was Overthinking - Sports Gossip
I'm over thinking he just lost the Rookie of the Year Award
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Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons said he was "overthinking" on the court when he scored only one point in 31 minutes in a Game 2 loss to the Boston Celtics on Thursday night.

The Rookie of the Year race has been one of the biggest stories of the 2017-18 NBA season, and it will all be decided on June 25th. This could be a big one in determining who will win the award. 

"I think it was mainly what I did to myself," Simmons said after failing to score a field goal for the first time in his 87-game career. "Mentally, I was thinking too much, overthinking the plays. Wasn't just out there, flowing, playing the way that I play, which is free.

Simmons said his struggles were "self-inflicted."

"Mental, thinking too much," the Rookie of the Year candidate said after setting a career low for points. "I think the way the Heat played [against Simmons in the first round], it was nothing compared to the Celtics. Physically, the Heat were on another level."

Brown defended his decision to ride with Simmons to reporters after the game:

The Philadelphia Sixers now face an 0-2 hole, with the next two games in Philadelphia. Simmons better do some soul searching, because putting up one point in a playoff game is not acceptable.  

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