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After the Brooklyn Nets star Ben Simmons had a scoreless first half against the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night, he scored 10 points in the third. He finished the night a wretched minus-16.

“Just don’t lose confidence in him and look him eye-to-eye and just hold him accountable,” Kyrie Irving (30 points, 10 assists) said. “We don’t want to duck anything when it comes to us building camaraderie. When I say duck, it just means sometimes confrontation’s good.”