Ben Simmons Dominates Lonzo’s Lakers With Near Triple-Double, Says Embiid Took His Rebound
Lost in the headlines Joel Embiid dominating the Lakers (career-high 46 points with 15 rebounds, 7 blocks and 7 assists) on Wednesday night was how good Ben Simmons was. The current Rookie of the Year (Decade?) candidate put up 18 points (8-13 FG, 2-4 FT), 10 assists, 9 rebounds and 5 steals in the 115-109 win for the 76ers. He probably would have made a few more headlines if he would have had a triple-double but he can thank teammate Joel Embiid for making that not happen.
“He took one of my rebounds too, but I let him have it.” Said a smiling Simmons, while praising Embiid after the game.
He also let rookie Lonzo Ball have it during Ball’s limited time on the court.
Ball continued to struggle with his shot and finished with just 2 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in 21 minutes. I was going to say he had a pretty awful day but his brother had to thank Donald Trump after flying home from China and being told he’s suspended indefinitely at UCLA. Shooting 1 for 9 doesn’t sound so bad now. But, if you remove his 7-of-12 shooting night against the Bucks earlier in the week, Ball has made just 17-of-76 shots in November and that’s bad. Still not as bad as having to thank Trump during a press conference.