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Ben Simmons Breaks Magic Johnson’s Rookie Record

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons is having a historic rookie year.  After being drafted in 2016 No.1 overall pick Ben Simmons, finally made his debut this year after being held out to recover from an injury. Now he is breaking records.

Simmons broke a tie with Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, who had seven triple-doubles as a rookie. Oscar Robertson holds the NBA record with 26 triple-doubles in his rookie season.

Simmons also surpassed 500 total assists for the season in the Sixers’ 118-110win over the Knicks. Simmons, Johnson and Robertson are the only players to have at least 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 500 assists in their rookie seasons.

“It’s surreal knowing that the game’s been played for a long time and so many greats have been through,” Simmons said. “I’ve set a record with Magic and Oscar Robertson, which is surreal to me.”

Simmons ended the night with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists against the Knicks.

“People want me to be a scorer, or a player that I’m not right now,” Simmons said when asked about his eighth triple-double. “I can score the ball, but I can also rebound and pass the ball. I’d rather do that and do what I’m pretty good at than force things.”

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Chris Paul, Rondo, And Brandon Ingram Brawl In Lakers Home Opener

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The Houston Rockets downed the Los Angeles Lakers 125-115 in Lebron James first home game at the Staples Center. James Harden led all scorers with 35 points, all of that is overshadowed by the 4th quarter brawl.

With four minutes left in the game, Rockets guard James Harden drew a foul while driving to the hoop, making a layup over Lakers forward Brandon Ingram to put the Rockets up by 109-108. Ingram, though, didn’t like the call. The 21-year-old quickly shoved Harden in the back, drawing a technical foul.

Ingram, Paul and Rondo were all ejected from the game after officials reviewed the incident. The three will likely face suspensions and fines from the league as soon as Sunday — since the Rockets play again on Sunday night.

“That’s unacceptable,” Carmelo Anthony said of the alleged spitting by Rondo. “You don’t do that to nobody — in sports, on the street. That’s blatant disrespect. You don’t do that. That’s unacceptable. … You don’t even see that in the streets, man. I don’t know what else to say about that.”

Harden defended Paul’s reaction.

“I mean Chris had to stand up for himself,” Harden said. “It is what it is. I don’t care what man, anywhere, anytime, NBA game or in the streets.”

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Lakers officials are backing Rondo’s “contention that he didn’t spit” on Paul, while the Rockets are insisting that he did.

James who is best friends with Chris Paul weighed in on what happened after the game. “I just tried to calm things down, that’s all,” James said. “Play basketball.”

NBA Players also weighed on their thoughts about the fight.

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Purdue Defeats No. 2 Ohio State 49-20 In The Biggest Upset Of The Year

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One time for the underdogs in college football. Purdue demolished Ohio State at home 49-20.

Purdue QB David Blough went 25-for-43 with 378 passing yards with three touchdowns. A pair of touchdown tosses to game-breaker Rondale Moore, who finished with season highs of 12 catches and 170 yards against Ohio State’s 24th-ranked scoring defense. Senior running back D.J. Knox also rumbled his way to 128 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries.

The Boilermakers scored 28 points in the fourth quarter, including a pick-six by Columbus native Markus Bailey, who is the heart and soul of the Purdue defense and did not get a scholarship offer from Ohio State out of high school.

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Anthony Davis’ 32 Points Help To Rout The Rockets

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Anthony Davis said it was time to show he was the best player in the league. On Wednesday night, he looked the part in a dominating win over the Rockets 131-112.

Anthony Davis scored 32 points and Nikola Mirotic had a career night with 30 points and 10 rebounds in the blowout. New Orleans Pelicans got their NBA season off to a roaring start by clobbering the Houston Rockets 131-112 on Wednesday.

Davis also had 16 rebounds and eight assists and Payton finished with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Pelicans, who led wire-to-wire.

“I am just taking what the defense gives me,” said Davis. “It is only game one. It is a good win but we still got a lot of work to do.

“To come out with a win against a team like that after the season they had and coming off the season we had, we wanted to come out and set a tempo.”

On the other side, Eric Gordon scored a team-high 21 points. Chris Paul and PJ Tucker had 19 points each followed by James Harden with 18 points.

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