ATLANTA — Ben Simmons is playing in tonight's 76ers game against the Atlanta Hawks at the Philips Arena. The point guard did not attend the morning shootaround because of gastroenteritis and was listed as questionable for the game. He started alongside Amir Johnson, JJ Redick, Robert Covington and Dario Saric.
Simmons is averaging 16.0 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8.2 assists this season. He has 12 triple-doubles. The front-runner for rookie of the year had 13 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists, two blocks, one steal and two turnovers in 26 minutes, 30 seconds in an 101-91 victory over the Hawks back on March 30.
Fellow rookie Markelle Fultz would have started if Simmons was unable to play, Brown said earlier.