Sixers’ Ben Simmons Becomes First Rookie Since Blake Griffin With At Least 30 points And 18 rebounds In A Game

Philadelphia 76ers rookie phenom Ben Simmons made history when the 76ers held on for a 118-113 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Simmons ended up with an NBA record 24 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter and combated the ‘Hack-a-Shaq’ tactic that was employed on him during the game.

Simmons finished with with 31 points and 18 rebounds becoming the first rookie to have 30+ PTS and 18+ REBS in a game since Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin did it back in 2011.

Simmons seems like he is on the fast track to the NBA Rookie of the Year award later this year, especially if he keeps up his impressive play.

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