Doc Rivers says Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid makes everyone around them better

New York: Early on in the Doc Rivera era with the Philadelphia 76ers, it seems that the players are buying into what Rivers is saying and are having fun at the same time. The Sixers took on the New York Knicks on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The Sixers would take apart the Knicks 109-89

Ben Simmons with Block on RJ Barrett

Ben Simmons would show that he is one of the top defenders in the league and would show as he shut down Knicks RJ Barrett including blocking Barrett & Barrett would finish 2-15 for the game

Marc Zumoff on NBC Sports Philadelphia:

Mike Breen on MSG:

Joel Embiid would have one of his typical type of nights as he made things very difficult for the Knicks as he finished with 27 points, 20 of them in the first half.

Following the game, Head Coach Doc Rivers would explain that Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid are making everyone around them better & why the Sixers are 2-0 to start the season.

In the Sixers win over the Knicks, Head Coach Doc Rivers would move to 10th Place in Wins in NBA history

Final Numbers in Sixers win over Knicks

The Sixers will now look to start the season at 3-0 as they head to Cleveland on Sunday at 7:30 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia

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