Ben Simmons recorded his 13th career triple-double Thursday in a 127-108 victory over the Bulls.
.@BenSimmons25 helps lead the Sixers to a win with a triple-double!
📊: 13 PTS, 11 AST, 13 REB pic.twitter.com/v4BTtFfxgY
— NBA TV (@NBATV) October 19, 2018
Simmons scored 13 points with 13 rebounds and 11 assists as Philadelphia (1-1) drew even this season after losing to Boston on Tuesday. Simmons was two assists shy of a triple-double in that game.
After sitting out his first year in the league, Simmons had 12 triple-doubles last season. Now with 13, only Oscar Robertson had more triple-doubles (67) in his first two seasons in the NBA.
The 76ers displayed balance all around in Tuesday night’s win with eight players scoring in double figures. Joel Embiid led the way with 30 points and 12 rebounds, but all five starters scored at least 12 points, including last year’s No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz.
The young 76ers still struggle to shoot from beyond the arc, but their nucleus of Simmons, Fultz, Embiid and Dario Saric has Philadelphia fans very excited.