SIMMONS LEADS PHILADELPHIA TO FOURTH STRAIGHT WIN

Former Newcastle junior Ben Simmons has played through an ankle injury to lead Philadelphia to its fourth straight win in the NBA.

Simmons finished with 19 points, 12 rebounds and six assists, as the 76ers beat Memphis by eight.

The result sees the 76ers improve their home record to 13 and one for the season, they’re now third in the eastern conference.