PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sixers fans were back at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, and with that comes the ringing of the bell. That honor fell on CBS3’s Ukee Washington, who rang the bell before the Sixers’ game against the San Antonio Spurs Sunday night.
3,000 fans will be on hand for @Sixers vs @spurs tonight!
So honored to be the game opening and fan welcoming Bell Ringer!!#HereTheyCome @CBSPhilly
Be safe, Be well, Believe!#Family ❤️🙏🏽😷🏀 pic.twitter.com/GOQE5XJOiJ
— Ukee Washington (@UkeeWashington) March 14, 2021
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The Sixers are without All-Star Joel Embiid for at least two weeks due to a left knee bruise. Embiid, who was the MVP favorite before the All-Star break, reportedly has no structural damage to his knee.
All-Star Ben Simmons returned to the lineup on Sunday night against San Antonio.
Simmons and Embiid both missed the All-Star Game due to COVID-19 contact tracing protocols.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) March 14, 2021
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Sunday night was Simmonds’ first game of the second half.