Simmons Stars As 76ers Take Down Cavs

Aussie NBA star does it again

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Ben Simmons has played a starring role in the Philadelphia 76ers’ 108-97 victory over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. 

Simmons finished just shy of another triple-double as he racked up 18 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, two steals and a block from 32 minutes of court time.

The 76ers were also well served by Joel Embiid (17, 14, six) and JJ Redick who scored a team-high 22 points.

James was unsurprisingly the dominant force for Cleveland with a game-high 30 points, nine rebounds and eight assists but it wasn’t enough to secure the Cavs the win. 

Philadelphia (33-27) are now in sixth spot in the Eastern Conference while Cleveland (36-25) are third.