Sim­mons re­venge

The Observer - - SPORT | DIGEST -

BAS­KET­BALL: Only days af­ter be­ing snubbed for All-Stars se­lec­tion, Aus­tralian rookie Ben Sim­mons has out­played his cho­sen NBA ri­val Go­ran Dragic in an em­phatic Philadel­phia 76ers’ vic­tory. Rookie of the Year can­di­date Sim­mons posted 18 points, 12 re­bounds and 10 as­sists as the 76ers ral­lied from a 24-point deficit to up­stage the Mi­ami Heat 104-102. Point guard Dragic, who was con­tro­ver­sially cho­sen ahead of the rookie su­per­star for the All-Stars ex­hi­bi­tion match, scored 18 points – only two af­ter half-time. It was Sim­mons’ sixth triple-dou­ble of the sea­son, the most by a rookie since 1991-92, and was a timely re­minder be­fore the NBA’s mid-sea­son All-Star break.

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