New season, same old Ben Simmons. The Philadelphia 76ers' star point-forward recorded a triple-double Thursday night against the Chicago Bulls at home, finishing with 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in the Sixers' 127-108 win.

According to the Associated Press (h/t, Simmons became the first player in Sixers' franchise history to record a triple-double in a home opener. The 2017-18 NBA Rookie of the Year winner now has 13 triple-doubles in his young career.

After getting blown out on opening night to the Boston Celtics, Ben Simmons and the Sixers rebounded nicely with a easy victory over the lowly Bulls. Simmons shot 5-of-8 from the field, 3-of-3 from the free-throw line, and was in command of the game from start to finish.

Simmons averaged 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8.2 assists per game during his rookie season. He shot 54.5 percent from the field, and registered 38 double-doubles and 12 triple-doubles. The 2016 No. 1 overall pick did all of his damage in the paint last year. Simmons’ 12.7 points in the paint per game ranked fourth behind Giannis Antetokounmpo’s average of 15.7, Anthony Davis’ 15.4, and LeBron James’ 14.4.

The Sixers have such a bright future with Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid leading the way. Now that LeBron James is in the Western Conference, the East is wide-open, and the Sixers are expected to be a top three team in the conference.