Ben Simmons wins epic LeBron James triple double duel

Ben Simmons wins epic LeBron James triple double duel

Their revamped style, talented backcourt and young, potent bench will make them a tough out, especially when considering the true homecourt advantage (33-7) they will possess.The Sixers, who have won 13 straight, showed how risky they could be during Friday's win.Despite not having All-Star Joel Embiid, the Sixers sprinted past the Cavs in the first half, scoring 78 points and attacking Cleveland at every level.The second half was a different story.

James scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter and rallied Cleveland from a 17-point deficit to stun the Washington Wizards 119-115 on Thursday night to maintain the No. 3 playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

"We dug ourselves that hole", James said after the loss. You add in the Eagles and Villanova that helps as well.

James is also the only player in National Basketball Association history to average at least 27 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for their career.

"The building is going to be doing somersaults", Brown said before the game.

John Wall sounds like he's ready (via NBC Sports Washington). "What I feel more than anything is there is a genuine excitement and belief that he will be back for us".

"Tonight I'm playing the best player to play the game, so that's enough motivation right there and that's where I want to be one day", Simmons said.

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Serge Ibaka scored 25 points to lead the Raptors to a franchise-record 57th season win.

Simmons faked a handoff to Redick and then drove the lane for a dunk.

He scored 13 points over the final six minutes, and either scored or assisted on eight of Cleveland's last nine field goals.

The 76ers raced out to a 78-55 half-time lead and appeared on the way to a blowout, but, before the hosts could even think "We did this without Joel Embiid", the Cavaliers roared back to win the second half 75-54. The Wizards dominated the third quarter, outscoring the Cavs 36-23.

Let's say Cleveland somehow drops to the fourth seed.

The Boston Celtics' chances of making an NBA Finals were dealt a possibly fatal blow yesterday when it was announced that Kyrie Irving would miss the rest of the season due to a surgery to remove nails from his left knee, which were placed in the summer of 2015 but are now causing him pain and soreness. This would have been considered a successful season if the Sixers just made the postseason, but that's no longer the case.

Whatever happens, it's likely that LeBron will sign another short-term deal where he plays, giving him wiggle room to leave again.

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