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Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers chasing NBA history

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Ben Simmons, with a smile on his face and a diamond-studded boxing kangaroo chain hanging around his neck, declared the Philadelphia 76ers were ready to make NBA playoffs history.

The 21-year-old Australian rookie made the bold proclamation minutes after his Sixers staved off elimination in their series against the Boston Celtics with a 103-92 victory in Philadelphia on Monday.

“I’m not ready to go home and start my vacation,” Simmons,wholesale nfl jerseys who had a double-double of 19 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, told reporters in the post-game press conference.

“Definitely not.”90

It was the 76ers’ first win in the series and they still trail 3-1, with Boston needing just one victory to move on to the eastern conference finals.

Simmons and the 76ers are aiming to win four-straight games to become the first team in NBA history to come back from a 0-3 series deficit in the best-of-seven series.

Simmons had error-filled games in the game two and three losses but was determined to play more aggressively and take open shots in the game four victory.

His aggression backfired early, missing five of his first six field goals, official nfl jerseys cheap but midway through the second quarter he found his range.

Simmons frustrated Brown with reckless passes leading to turnovers in the final quarter but he was more relaxed in the press conference when asked about his boxing kangaroo chain.

“The bling?” Simmons replied.

“That’s just something to represent home.”

The Celtics’ Australian centre Aron Baynes had another strong game battling with 76ers’ All-Star Joel Embiid with nine points and six rebounds.

Baynes hit two three-pointers, although he missed four others including an air ball, while Embiid had 15 points and 13 rebounds.

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