KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Keith Pompey says the 76ers are fortunate to be 1-1 in the seeding-game portion of the NBA restart at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

He believes the Sixers will have a tough time getting out of the first round of the coming playoffs without patching up their fourth-quarter defensive woes. They must also get Ben Simmons back to playing at an All-Star level. It’s evident that he needs the ball in his hands.