Ben Simmons hits milestone in 76ers’ win
Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons posted his 30th career triple-double and the host Philadelphia 76ers had little trouble dispatching the depleted Miami Heat 125-108 on Thursday.
Simmons, who notched with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, reached the milestone in just his 228th career game, as he became the third-fastest in NBA history — behind Oscar Robertson (75 games) and Magic Johnson (190) — to hit the mark.
Ben Simmons recorded his 30th career triple-double tonight. He is the 3rd fastest player (228 games) to reach 30 triple-doubles in NBA history, behind Oscar Robertson (75 games) and Magic Johnson (190 games). pic.twitter.com/JTltLnElMK
— NBA History (@NBAHistory) January 15, 2021
Shake Milton scored a season-high 31 points while Tobias Harris added 18 to lead the Sixers, who also topped the Heat two nights earlier.
Tyrese Maxey contributed 15 points and Danny Green and Isaiah Joe had 12 apiece.
The Sixers received a big boost with the return of Milton, Harris and Matisse Thybulle (eight points, four steals) from COVID-19 contact tracing.
Duncan Robinson led the Heat with 22 points, Gabe Vincent added 21 and Tyler Herro had 17. Precious Achiuwa had 10 points and 11 rebounds for his second straight double-double.