Ben Simmons returns to help Philadelphia 76ers hold off Cleveland Cavaliers

The Philadelphia 76ers survived a late collapse to hold off the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-97 in Ben Simmons’ return from injury to NBA action.

The 76ers, with Simmons starting after missing two games due to a shoulder strain, appeared in  control of the contest on their home court on Tuesday.

Ben Simmons rose to the occasion for the 76ers against the Cavs at the Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia.Credit:Getty

They held a seven-point lead with two minutes to go in the third-quarter, but went cold, repeatedly committing turnovers as the Cavs went on a 17-5 run. With two minutes to go, the Cavs were up 97-92.

The 76ers clawed their way back and, with 21.9 seconds left, All-Star centre Joel Embiid caught a pass from Tobias Harris for a game-winning dunk.


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