Simmons chips in
BEN Simmons came up just short of adding another triple double in his NBA rookie season in the Philadelphia 76ers’ comfortable win over the New Orleans Pelicans yesterday.
The Australian had a poor shooting night from the field but was perfect from the freethrow line in the 100-82 victory – he sat out the entire fourth quarter.
His 10 points, nine rebounds and eight assists was superseded by his All-Star centre teammate Joel Embiid, who had 24 points and 16 rebounds.
Philadelphia (27-25) sit eighth in the east.