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SIMMONS COMPLETES 5TH TRIPLE DOUBLE THIS SEASON

Former Newcastle junior Ben Simmons has bagged his fifth triple-double in the NBA this season, as his 76ers outclassed the Utah Jazz, featuring fellow Aussies Dante Exum and Joe Ingles. Exum scored a season-high 20 points, but was outshone by his countryman. Simmons finished the game with 13 points, 12 assists and 14 rebounds. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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ANOTHER MILESTONE FOR BASKETBALLER BEN SIMMONS

Another milestone for Ben Simmons in the NBA, with the Australian becoming the first player this season to post at least 400 points, 200 rebounds and 200 assists. Simmons and his 76ers improved their record to 19 and 9 with a solid win over Detroit. Just four days after being traded, fellow Aussie Matthew Dellavedova impressed in his return to Cleveland. Unfortunately he couldn’t help the Cavaliers overcome his former team, Milwaukee. (AUDIO IN PARTS)

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76ERS ADVANCE TO THE SECOND ROUND OF THE NBA PLAYOFFS

Ben Simmons and his Philadelphia 76ers have closed out their series with Miami four games to one, to advance to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Australian showed plenty of toughness, bouncing back from a spectacular fall early on to post 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. “Oh what a pass. This time Simmons on the receiving end.” The 76ers will now play the winner of the Boston-Milwaukee series, which the Celtics lead three games to two.

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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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SIMMONS AND THE 76ERS TO MEET THE HEAT IN THE PLAYOFFS

Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers have won their 16th straight NBA game to cap off the regular season with a 52 and 30 record. The Australian had an uncharacteristically quiet night, but still found ways to contribute. “Boy Simmons a great job to stop Ivan in his tracks and Anderson from Ben you can count it.” The 76ers will now face the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs.

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BEN SIMMONS RECEIVES MORE HIGH PRAISE IN THE NBA

NBA legend Dr J has described Australia’s Ben Simmons as a once-in-a-decade, or even once-in-a-lifetime player. Simmons has led Philadelphia to a victory over Brooklyn, its 11th straight win, the first time the franchise has achieved that feat since 1990. The 21-year-old finished with 15 points, 12 assists and six rebounds… and seems to be warming to the idea of being named Rookie of the Year. “Umm I think it’s definitely right. It’s pretty accurate.”

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