Teammate lifts lid on Simmons’ flip
BEN Simmons' Philadelphia 76ers teammate JJ Redick has offered an insight in to the mindset of the young Australian now it's the post-season.
Simmons is attempting to lead Philly to a 2-0 advantage in its first-round series against Miami on Tuesday after he tallied 17 points, nine rebounds and 14 assists in a 130-103 game one win.
Redick noticed a dramatic change in Simmons' pre-game demeanour before that contest.
"I've never seen him so demonstrative before a game," Redick said.
"Three separate times he was pushing me and urging me, and it was awesome to see.
"He has a quiet cockiness that I just love, and his approach and competitiveness never wavers," Redick added.
"He's not afraid of the moment."
Ersan Ilyasova replaced Amir Johnson at centre in Philadelphia's starting line-up on Tuesday as Joel Embiid again missed through injury.