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Ben Simmons Records 1st Career Triple Double

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Ben Simmons is back to form after his 2016 foot injury. Philadelphia’s 6’10 point guard has become more confident in the offense and last night he showed it off with his 1st career Triple-Double. Simmons is the first player since Oscar Roberson to have Triple-Double in the 4th game of his rookie year. Oscar Robertson, who put up three triple-doubles in his first four games as a rookie during the 1960-61 season

Simmons was 8-11 shooting with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists on the Detroit Pistons to help propel the Sixers to a 97-86 win.  “It’s awesome to have a triple-double, but at the same time, it’s even better to have a win,” Simmons said.

Pistons coach Stan Van Gundy said. “I’m going to take the blame for Simmons. I’m not saying the players couldn’t have done things better, but we didn’t have a good game plan for him.”

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Simmons had double-doubles in his first three games and now the triple-double performance gives fans something to route for in Philly. Simmons is averaging 17.0 points, 10.8 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game.

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Jayson Tatum Leads Celtics To Blow Out Win Against The 76ers

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Jason Tatum spent most of the summer putting in the work. It showed on opening night when he led the Celtics to 105-87 win over the 76ers.

The Celtics took the floor with Kyrie Irving and Gordan Hayward returning to the starting line up. But it was the second-year scoring machine Jayson Tatum who stole the show with a team-high 23 points. Hayward scored 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting, Marcus Morris had 16 points, and Terry Rozier added 11 points off the bench.

Kyrie Irving struggled with on 7 points on 2-of-14 shooting. Irving is still recovering from his knee surgery and showed on the court.

Jaylen Brown already has the dunk of the year. With a little under seven minutes left in the 4th quarter, Brown dunked on Joel Embiid with no mercy.

Ben Simmons dropped 19 points, 15 rebounds, eight assists and Joel Embiid 23 points, 10 rebounds led the way for the Sixers.

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Rumor: Kawhi Leonard And Jimmy Butler Don’t Want To Join Lebron

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Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler will both be the top NBA free agents in the summer of 2019.

Both players have been linked to possible joining Lebron James and the Lakers in 2019. Now according to The Ringers Kevin O’Connor both players are not interested in wearing the Purple and Gold.

“There are whispers around the league that neither Jimmy Butler nor Kawhi Leonard wants to play with LeBron, and sources I’ve talked to would be shocked if Klay Thompson left Golden State,” wrote Conner.

Leonard has expressed the possibility of him resigning with the Raptors. Before he was traded to the Raptors, Leonard was rumored to want to join one of the LA teams.

“I want to play here,” Leonard said. “I came in with an open mind. I want to do great things … focus on this year. If you’re looking toward the future, you’re going to trip over the present.”

Butler on the other hand clear wants out of Minnesota. He wants to sign with a team that has enough cap space to sign another big named free agent.

If the Lakers can not add Butler or Leonard is would be a setback for the Lakers. The team has the cap space to add one more big named free agent to join James. Magic Johnson wanted to sign Paul George in the offseason but he decided to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Klay Thompson: We Want To Three Peat

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The Golden State Warriors are spending their last year in Oakland before moving to San Franciso.

The Dubs have won 3 of the last 4 championships. Warriors guard Klay Thompson wants the Warriors to win a three peat before the team leaves the Bay.

“We want to do it for the fans of Oakland. Been so loyal to us for 40-plus years, whatever it’s been since they’ve been in Oracle. So that definitely helps with this season.” said Thompson “It’s leaving a big legacy behind in Oakland because people might not get to see us as much in San Francisco. And just enjoying this every night.”

“We have such a special group. We play in front of such amazing fans. And every game is so much fun because it’s such an amazing atmosphere. It’s not like we’re playing in front of six or seven thousand people a night. It’s sold out. It doesn’t matter who we play, preseason, Finals. It’s easy to come to work when you’ve got a fan base like we have.”

History also figures to be a motivating factor since the 2000-02 Los Angeles Lakers with Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant was the only team to accomplish the feat since Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls did so twice in the 1990s.

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