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PHILADELPHIA PROVE THEMSELVES REAL CONTENDERS

Ben Simmons fell just one rebound short of a triple double to help the 76ers to a 27-point win over Miami in game one of the NBA Playoffs.

The Hunters junior scored 17 points and 14 assists – the most assists recorded by a rookie in a playoff game since 1986.

The 17-game winning streak confirming Philly are real contenders.

Game two of the best-of-seven series is in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

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Kate Haberfield is a senior news and sport reporter/presenter with NBN News. After studying Broadcast Journalism at Charles Sturt University, Kate worked in television and radio in Canberra and Sydney for six years before returning to her hometown of Newcastle in 2009.

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