Ben Simmons returns after 15 months, makes Nets debut against his former team

2022-10-04 04:59

Ben Simmons made his Brooklyn Nets debut, returning to the court for the first time in 470 days in a 127-108 loss to his former team, the Philadelphia 76ers.

Credit: Reuters-Scanpix
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Ben Simmons returned to the NBA hardcourt after a 15-month break against his former club.

The Philadelphia 76ers eased past the Brooklyn Nets 127-108 (42-26, 23-36, 36-24, 26-22) in a pre-season match.

Despite the Sixers' victory, Simmons was at the epicenter of attention this past night.

Ben Simmons

Ben  Simmons
Position: SF, PF
Age: 26
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 104 kg
Birth place: Australia

The Australian spent 19 minutes on the floor and contributed with 6 points (3/6 2PT, 0/2 FT), 4 rebounds, and 5 assists.

Kevin Durant scored a team-high 13 points (3/4 2PT, 1/4 3PT, 4/4 FT) in 19 playing minutes. He also grabbed 4 rebounds and dished out the same number of assists.

Another Nets' Big Three member Kyrie Irving registered 9 points (3/5 2PT, 1/3 3PT), 4 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals.

Tyrese Maxey stood out for the 76ers who played without James Harden and Joel Embiid. 

Maxey poured in 20 points (4/4 2PT, 2/4 3PT, 6/6 FT) and provided 3 assists for his teammates over 14 minutes spent on the court.

Ben Simmons' debut

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