The only player to record more triple doubles in their rookie season than Simmons is the legendary Oscar Robertson (26) and he is third in the league in that statistic behind James and Russell Westbrook.
He is trying to reach the NBA Finals for the eighth consecutive season.
Ben Simmons was masterful, spinning a 27-point (12-17 fg), 15-rebound, 13-assist triple-double, his 12th of the year. The win will give them enough momentum coming into the playoffs. "We are a prideful team and the only way we could get back into the game was just try to be scrappy and play a little bit more physical, make some shots".
Besides that, Kevin Love is returning to the lineup, and that could pose certain matchup problems for the Sixers.
Despite being shorthanded, one thing is for sure - the Sixers won't be entering the game with a mindset of an underdog.
Philadelphia is the hottest team in the National Basketball Association, riding a 12-game winning streak, but All-Star center Joel Embiid is out with a facial fracture.
The Sixers have energy, motivation, a generational talent in Simmons and a rapidly improving top prospect in Fultz at their disposal.
Max Holloway will fight for UFC Lightweight title this Saturday
He's still recovering from a leg injury, which forced him to pull out of his fight with Frankie Edgar back in February. The Irishman has not fought in UFC since November 2016 and White played down suggestions that his return was imminent.
Philadelphia fans kicked off the trend when they put up billboards in Cleveland asking LeBron to "Complete the Process" by signing with the 76ers, and Los Angeles and Portland have gotten in on the trend as well.
The 78 first-half points were the most the Sixers had scored in any half since pouring in 80 on February 11, 1992 at Miami.
With the win, the Cavs stretched their streak to five games. It's a tough loss for the Wizards who are seventh in the Eastern Conference. That would be hugely beneficial to the Cavs, as the third seed will get to face No. 2 Boston in the second round, and with Kyrie Irving out with a knee injury, that would pretty much give the Cavs a free pass into the conference finals. Cleveland has two games remaining, while Philadelphia has three.
There are two possible outcomes: either the Cavs redeem themselves for a sub-par regular season campaign and LeBron gives himself the best opportunity to reach the eighth straight National Basketball Association finals, or Ben Simmons puts the final exclamation points on his ROY candidature and tags the timeline of the Process with a new critical milestone.
At this stage of the season and under these circumstances, this is a must-watch.
Although the Cavaliers committed four turnovers, they made up the difference by outrebounding the Wizards, 12-6, and held a 16-8 edge in points in the paint and an 8-3 advantage in fast-break scoring in the fourth quarter.