For the time being, however, it was only fitting that Ben Simmons let down a corner 3-pointer on New Year’s Eve to bring an end to such a crazy year

Simmons had only two threesomes in his career in the [AEDT] game on Friday night with the previously undefeated Orlando Magic

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But he hesitated eight minutes into the first quarter when he hit the corner shot from beyond the arch and sent social media into crisis

Ben Simmons just got his 3-point-FG in the 3rd Career Achieved Simmons came into play tonight with just 2 brands in 24 career 3-point attempts, making it Simmons’ first 3-point FG since December 7, 2019. He went a little over a calendar year without a 3-point FG ImageTwittercom / Ck7cT7w32z

Now, of course, the reaction was only so strong because Simmons rarely tries to shoot out from behind the bow

“What should I say? F *** I don’t have a long answer for you, ”he joked when asked about The Philly Voice’s Kyle Neubeck

Ben Simmons was asked about the three he met tonight “What are you going to tell me? Shit, I don’t have a long answer for you “(This was very lighthearted for the record)

He’s only 3 against 25 with 3 pointers throughout his career, and Doc Rivers has repeatedly insisted that Simmon’s Achilles’ heel doesn’t bother him at all

However, it wasn’t just Simmons who battled the Toronto Raptors from the depths at the last start in Philadelphia The entire team was unusually sloppy in their 3-point punches in the first half of the game
Her 3-point shooting was even better when the starters were on the ground, with Philly leading at one point with 38 and 58 shooting 8 percent of 3 and 56 totaling 3 percent at halftime

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Simmons had nine points, ten rebounds, eight assists and two steals for that one shot from outside the arc

Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid and Seth Curry also scored 62 points, with the former two ending with nine rebounds each

Philadelphia kept the pressure up with a strong performance from the bench, however, led by Shake Milton (14 points, four rebounds, six assists, two blocks), Matisse Thybulle (nine points, four rebounds, two blocks) and Tyrese Maxey (10 points) and Dwight Howard (seven points and five rebounds)

Seth Curry knows a thing or two about how to dump it from the bow and said he saw enough evidence in practice to suggest Simmons was able to hit the shot

“I’ve seen him do it in the field and I know he can knock it down,” Curry said on Sixers Wire

“Mainly from the corner, it’s just about him doing it in a game and walking in with confidence It didn’t look like the shot was hesitating too long and I was expecting it to kick in, to be honest ”

Philadelphia will look to build on victory with the Charlotte Hornets, who will next see a wave of momentum after defeating the Nets and Mavericks

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