Simmons finished with 13 points, 14 rebounds and 12 assists as a 76ers cruised past a Jazz, 114-97.
The Melbourne-born indicate ensure controversially missed out on All-Star preference final deteriorate though he looks on lane to make justification this year.
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Simmons wasn’t a customarily Philadelphia actor to surpass opposite Utah, with 4 other players scoring in double figures.
JJ Redick led a approach with a game-high 24 points while Jimmy Butler and Joel Embiid combined 19 and 23 respectively.
Utah didn’t win though Australian ensure Dante Exum was huge in a beaten side.
Exum finished with a season-high 20 points to tumble only dual points brief of his career-best scoring statistics.
Embiid, who has a league-leading 31 double-doubles, and Gobert both had splendid moments in a post though a Jazz let Redick get lax for 6 3-pointers. Jimmy Butler was also effective on a fringe and drives for dunks as he scored 19 points.
The 76ers (23-13) were means to interrupt a Jazz descent sets and force them into shots they don’t customarily take. Utah shot 38 percent from a field. On a other end, frail flitting and consistent transformation off a round kept a 76ers one step forward all night. Utah came into a diversion with a best defensive rating over a final 10 games, per NBA stats, though a 76ers shot 50 percent and racked adult 31 assists.
Embiid and Redick any had 10 points in a second entertain as a 76ers shot 75 percent in a duration to spin a seven-point necessity into a 57-52 halftime lead. The 24-8 run continued by most of a third entertain and Philadelphia led 76-60 after Mike Muscala sank a 3-pointer. The Jazz never got within 15 points a rest of a way.
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