He finished the game with an impressive stat line of 17 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists in 39 minutes. This was his first triple-double in a playoff game, and the first rookie to reach that feat since Magic Johnson who did it in 1980.
Good company for Simmons. pic.twitter.com/VYJIWyDdIP
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) April 21, 2018
He also made clutch plays down the stretch of the game with the biggest being a huge two-handed throw down with just under a minute left to play.
Simmons with the emphatic dunk right down the lane to put the Sixers back up 3 pic.twitter.com/6SgWZ2iBuD
— The Bitter Birds (@AdrianFedkiw) April 21, 2018
For Simmons, it seems like every game he makes his case on why he should win Rookie of the Year more and more clear.
He also looks like a guy who has a couple of MVP awards coming in his future as long as he stays healthy. On the season, he averaged 15.8 points, 8.2 assists and 8.1 rebounds per game.
For the 76ers, they once used the same gameplan in Game 4 as they did in Game 3. They didn’t play great the first three quarters but in the fourth quarter, they turned it on to take a 3-1 series lead.
The Heat and 76ers will matchup again on Tuesday night in Philadelphia. If the 76ers win that game, the series will be over and they will advance to the second round.