The 3-point attempt was the first this season from Simmons, who hinted during the offseason that he was working on his shot with videos of his workouts from the gym. He vowed in the preseason that “if it’s open, I’ll take it.” It was open. He took it.

It was his 18th attempt in the third season of his NBA career.

“It feels good to put work in in the summer and it pays off,”

Simmons said following Philadelphia’s 109-104 win over the New York Knicks