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For Kevin Durant, “Ben Simmons was incredible” against the Blazers

After breaking the 10-point mark for the first time against the Kings, Ben Simmons did even better against the Blazers. Best evaluation of the Nets in the victory snatched from Portland, the 6th man from Brooklyn signs his first double-double since June 2021, with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists!

Something to delight Kevin Durant, his first supporter. “It’s the kind of game we wanted to see from him. It’s unbelievable, and I’m just happy for him as he tries to find his form and find his rhythm.” reacted the Nets winger for ESPN. “Tonight, I thought he did a good job speaking, leading the attack, leading the team in defense… He was incredible! »

Same satisfaction with Jacque Vaughn, obviously delighted to be able to count on such a volume of play and such a defender off the bench.

” It is really encouraging. He responded well most of the time… He combined well with Nic [Claxton], or without Nic… He accelerated the game, and that’s kind of what we were planning to do with him. If we can continue to improve with him, understand his game, how he can benefit from it and with whom, it is very encouraging. »

This night, Ben Simmons signs his second game in a row with more than ten points, with a perfect 6/6 to shoot. Does he feel better physically, having recently been held back by his knee?

“I’m getting there, I’m getting closer”, he confides. “It takes a bit of time. I have my back. My teammates support me, my coaches too. »

Ben Simmons Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2017-18 PHL 81 34 54.5 0.0 56.0 1.8 6.4 8.1 8.2 2.6 1.7 3.4 0.9 15.8
2018-19 PHL 79 34 56.3 0.0 60.0 2.2 6.7 8.8 7.7 2.7 1.4 3.5 0.8 16.9
2019-20 PHL 57 35 58.0 28.6 62.1 2.0 5.8 7.8 8.0 3.3 2.1 3.5 0.6 16.4
2020-21 PHL 58 32 55.7 30.0 61.3 1.6 5.6 7.2 6.9 3.0 1.6 3.0 0.6 14.3
2022-23 BRK 10 27 48.1 0.0 47.1 1.0 5.1 6.1 5.6 3.7 1.1 2.2 0.5 5.8
Total 285 34 55.8 14.3 59.6 1.9 6.1 8.0 7.7 2.9 1.7 3.3 0.7 15.6

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