Bradley Beal had a tough night in Game 1 of the series against the Philadelphia 76ers, committing six turnovers. Ben Simmons guarded the Wizards’ star for most of the night on Sunday.
Beal admitted Simmons is taking advantage of his size before Game 2 of the series, which takes place on Wednesday. The Wizards are down 1-0.
“He’s six-ten, and I’m six-three,” said the Wizards stud, via Justin Grasso of SI.com. “I think that’s pretty simple. He’s a big guy, and he plays guard. It’s not like he’s a power forward or a center guarding me.
He’s very mobile, agile, and he’s strong. I think that propels him. And he wants to play defense — he’s a willing defender. You don’t always see that, and he uses it to his advantage.”
Simmons finished Game 1 vs. Wizards with career-highs of 15 rebounds and 15 assists, however he was criticized for his offensive production, scoring just six points and missing six free throws.
On the other side, Beal was still able to hold his own in the offensive end, dropping 33 on an efficient 13-of-23 from the field playing against Simmons and Sixers in Game 1.