By the Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons will miss Friday’s game at Denver because of a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder.

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Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons, center, shoots between Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, left, and forward Anthony Tolliver, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Simmons will sit out against Denver and will be evaluated again before Sunday’s game against Charlotte.

He was hurt Wednesday in Philadelphia’s loss at Utah. Simmons did not play in the second half after bumping into Royce O’Neale’s chest while posting up on a first-quarter play.

Simmons finished with two points and two assists in 10 minutes.

The All-Star guard averaged 13.1 points and helped lead the Sixers to a 5-2 record.

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