The Sixers have won 13 straight games and now sit alone in third place in the Eastern Conference after defeating the Cavaliers, 132-130 on Friday night. The win knocked the Cavaliers down to fourth place with less than a week remaining on the season.
Simmons finished with 27 points, 15 rebounds, and 13 assists, while James threw down his own line of 40 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists.
Lebron James had high praise for Simmons after the game. “He’s a student of the game. He wants to be great,” James said.
Simmons posted a photo on Instagram of the two with the caption “FRESH PRINCE X KING JAMES,” LeBron returned the favor in the comment section by relaying the same message complete with fire emojis and a couple of crowns:
This could be one of the best playoff matches we will see.