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Ben Simmons Sets a NBA RECORD!! 🏀🏀


Ben Simmons the rookie “great” also known as “the next Lebron” did something last night that far exceeds other NBA players.

What Did He DO??!!! 🧐🤔

(We’re Glad You ASKED!)

Trailing BIGTIME, the Washington Wizards looked to take advantage of the situation.

<div class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" content="The Philly lead was 84-65 entering the fourth and 93-78 with 7:23 to play. At that point, Simmons came back into the game to help the Sixers close things out. But in an effort to close the gap, Wizards coach Scott Brooks — with NBA commissioner Adam Silver (who does not trust the process, by the way) in the house — employed the ol’ Hack-a-Shaq, or in this case the Hack-a-Ben (Simmons, not Wallace), intentionally fouling Simmons no matter where he was on the court.” data-reactid=”25″ style=”background-color: white; color: #26282a; font-family: “Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1em;” type=”text”>The Philadelphia 76ers lead was 84-65 starting the fourth quarter and 93-78 with about 7 minutes plus left. Simmons entered the game to close things out. But in an effort to close the gap, the Wizards put on the ole fashion “Hack-a-Shaq” movement. Intentionally fouling Ben Simmons for a big portion of the remainder of the game. 

<div class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" content="The Philly lead was 84-65 entering the fourth and 93-78 with 7:23 to play. At that point, Simmons came back into the game to help the Sixers close things out. But in an effort to close the gap, Wizards coach Scott Brooks — with NBA commissioner Adam Silver (who does not trust the process, by the way) in the house — employed the ol’ Hack-a-Shaq, or in this case the Hack-a-Ben (Simmons, not Wallace), intentionally fouling Simmons no matter where he was on the court.” data-reactid=”25″ style=”background-color: white; font-family: “Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1em;” type=”text”>Simmons attempted an NBA-record 24 free throws in the fourth, making just 12 of them.

<div class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" content="The Philly lead was 84-65 entering the fourth and 93-78 with 7:23 to play. At that point, Simmons came back into the game to help the Sixers close things out. But in an effort to close the gap, Wizards coach Scott Brooks — with NBA commissioner Adam Silver (who does not trust the process, by the way) in the house — employed the ol’ Hack-a-Shaq, or in this case the Hack-a-Ben (Simmons, not Wallace), intentionally fouling Simmons no matter where he was on the court.” data-reactid=”25″ style=”background-color: white; font-family: “Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1em;” type=”text”>While the Wizards worked very hard to cut into the lead and possibly come back and win…. The 76ers eventually pulled it off with a 118-113 victory. 

<div class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" content="The Philly lead was 84-65 entering the fourth and 93-78 with 7:23 to play. At that point, Simmons came back into the game to help the Sixers close things out. But in an effort to close the gap, Wizards coach Scott Brooks — with NBA commissioner Adam Silver (who does not trust the process, by the way) in the house — employed the ol’ Hack-a-Shaq, or in this case the Hack-a-Ben (Simmons, not Wallace), intentionally fouling Simmons no matter where he was on the court.” data-reactid=”25″ style=”background-color: white; font-family: “Helvetica Neue”, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; margin-bottom: 1em;” type=”text”>

Ben Simmons set the NBA single-quarter record for free throw attempts with 24 in the 4th quarter

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 30, 2017

Simmons finished with 31 points, 18 rebounds, and four assists, giving him his 12th double-double in the first 20 games of his career. He was 15-of-29 from the line altogether and 8-of-16 from the field.

Ben for rookie of the year???!!!


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