How Ben Simmons and the 76ers dismantled Mia…

It's been hours since we've witnessed Ben Simmons' playoffs debut. His performance, along with that of his Philadelphia 76ers teammates, still seems like a jolt from the future. Simmons, Australia’s millennial sporting prodigy, was always destined for greatness. To see it this early in his professional career is a striking realisation of what hopefully awaits Simmons in the days ahead. His playoff debut brought a near triple-double – 17 points, 14 assists and 9 rebounds, a stat line that has never before been accomplished by an NBA rookie - and a resounding victory for a 76ers franchise that is still processing its rise into the championship conversation.

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