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October 9, 2019, 3:59 am

Sixers' Simmons hits first NBA 3 in preseason

Ben Simmons hit the archetypal 3-componenter of his NBA calling in a pretime period game on Tuesday night.

Sixers' Simmons hits first NBA 3 in preseason
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Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons hit the archetypal 3-componenter of his NBA calling in a pretime period win over the Guangzhou Long-Lions on Tuesday night.

The 6-foot-10 component defender pulled up from deep on the far side the arc seconds earlier halftime with the Sixers up big. He was activated to ecstatic hand clapping by the home Philly gathering when he hit the shot.

Simmons was 0-19 from on the far side the arc in pretime period, daily time period and posttime period games entrance Tuesday. His last 3 came on Nov. 30, 2015 against Charleston piece he was at LSU. It was the only 3-componenter he made in his body calling.

Simmons has been routinely criticized for not fetching open 3-componenters and for failed to create a dependable jump shot. However, teammates said Simmons has shown accrued confidence in the shot this offtime period, and videos of his shooting sessions have gone viral in recent months.

Simmons didn't attempt another 3 in Tuesday's game and finished with 21 components, 8 rebounds and 7 assists in 21 minutes of action.

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