There aren’t a ton of people in the NBA that have made more shots than Jonathon Simmons this season. Only 41. I don’t normally think “bucket getter” when I think about Simmons, maybe you do, and that’s your right as a free American citizen (if you are not American then please stop watching my videos I don’t you want your foreign views), but I don’t. I think “defense-oriented role-player” or “did you know that this guy came into the league through the Spurs’ open D-League tryouts?”.
The Magic used Simmons’ and others shot-making to great effect against the Pistons, rattling off 19 straight points near the end of the game before eventually losing. It was really something to watch, especially with Stan Van Gundy looking more and more pissed as time went on. And that’s with him starting off already looking really pissed. Simmons ended up with 23, one of his better scoring games, and also racked up seven assists. Some of them didn’t count, like the ones to Hezonja, because he doesn’t normally hit shots, but most of them were absolutely legit.