Lonzo Ball, Lakers Beat Joel Embiid, 76ers; Ben Simmons Nets Triple-Double


Eight nights ago, Brandon Ingram showed a national audience that he might be ready to start taking a step into the spotlight, going toe-to-toe with prototype design/reigning NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant in a game that the Golden State Warriors needed overtime to win ... after Ingram missed a shot on the final play of the fourth quarter that would've clinched it before OT.

The Los Angeles Lakers are struggling at the defensive end while dropping five in a row and are about to embark on a four-game Eastern Conference road trip.

When Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers visited Lonzo Ball at Staples Center on November 15, the big man walked away with a blowout win and a career night.

Ball tells Embiid to "just keep playing and just do your thing". Get the app and get the game.

Agent Harrison Gaines represents all three of Ball's sons, including Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo.

As Embiid raced out from the paint to close out on him, Ball drove the baseline, drawing attention from all five Sixers ... including Robert Covington, who had been guarding Ingram. Simmons came up a rebound shy of a triple-double and added five steals in a 115-109 win at Los Angeles on November 15 while Ball was held to two points on 1-of-9 shooting and two assists in 21 minutes.

Embiid, who was an absolute monster on the night with a game-high 33 points, seven rebounds, six assists and a whopping five blocked shots, shared a moment with the father of Lakers rising star point guard Lonzo Ball.

Simmons posted his third triple-double of the season by scoring 12 points, 15 assists and 13 rebounds but the 76ers succumbed to some late Lakers magic on Thursday. JJ Redick led the team in scoring with 25 points on nine of 16 shooting, Joel Embiid added 22 points with 12 rebounds and four blocks while Ben Simmons had 20 points with eight rebounds, seven assists and six steals. The Australia native is shooting 50.3 percent from the floor while averaging 18 points, 9.3 rebounds, 7.1 assists and 2.3 steals.

Down by 15 points early in the final quarter they rallied to tie the game at 101-101 with two minutes to go and it was 104-104 with 40 seconds left before Ball and Ingram combined.