During Simmons' one-and-done season at LSU in 2015-16, he shot 56 percent from the floor but a terrible 31 percent on jump shots, ranking him 5,054th out of 6,873 college players taking at least as many jump shot attempts that season per Synergy Sports.
The Philadelphia 76ers have elevated from merely sniffing the playoffs, to being potential contenders to garner the third seed by the end of this weekend with a win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. They've logged their first winning record and first playoff berth since 2011-12, had their first All-Star player since 2012-13 and are in the midst of their longest win streak (12 games and counting) since the 1990s.
Despite the Sixers having their way for most of the night, the Pistons refused to go away. But Jackson's late-December ankle injury sent the Pistons into a funk they ultimately weren't able to overcome.
Thanks to clutch contributions from their contingent of veterans, the Sixers had enough to get by.
The Pistons have been up and down offensively, ranking 25 in scoring offense with 103.3 points per game.
Donovan Mitchell added 26 points while Rudy Gobert chipped in 12 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Sixers center Joel Embiid remained sidelined by a concussion and orbital fracture, while power forward Dario Saric is recovering from an elbow infection.
Nevertheless, it was the Sixers who were the aggressors.
With Redick leading the way, the Sixers opened up a 19-point cushion in the second quarter.
Even with mostly bench players, the Sixers maintained a large lead through the fourth quarter. Kevin Love could be Cleveland's X-factor on Friday, as he's knocked down 10 of his last 16 shots from three-point range.
The Sixers swept the four-game season series from Detroit. He was 10-of-13 from the field, 5-of-7 from downtown and finished with 25 points and six assists. The Australian averages 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 8.1 assists and 1.7 steals in his debut season, and his ability to read the floor combined with his extraordinary size and athleticism make him a near impossible matchup.
The team, 37-40, occupies the ninth spot in the Eastern Conference standings.
This still captured a familiar sight from Thursday's first half - Richaun Holmes unleashing some aggression on the rim. Kyle Lowry, DeMar DeRozan, Fred VanVleet, and Delon Wright all registered a positive plus-minus and committed just five combined turnovers while helping to hold Boston to just 33 percent shooting.
Cleveland closes out its season with a home-and-home against the New York Knicks, at New York on Monday and in Cleveland on Wednesday.