Ben Simmons responded to trolling from both Nets player Jared Dudley and Brooklyn fans with a 30-point game and a Game 3 win in the first round matchup of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Simmons was called “average” in the half-court offense by Dudley, and this sign was posted outside of the Barclays Center searching for Simmons’ jump shot:
Simmons put together a strong first half, including a putback slam in the final seconds of the second quarter despite consistent boos from the Nets fans:
He even had some fun at Nets’ wing Jared Dudley’s expense after Dudley called him “average” in the half-court offense:
With Joel Embiid sidelined with left knee tendinitis, the Sixers turned to recently signed big man Greg Monroe in the starting lineup. Monroe struggled, to say the least:
But Boban Marjanovic had a moment in the third quarter, one of the most productive Sixers:
There was attention drawn to Embiid and Amir Johnson on the bench once again, but this time, nobody is likely to be fined for texting: