Ben Simmons’ remarkable season continues. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie had 12 points, 13 rebounds, and a career-high 15 assists to record his third triple-double in just the 23rd game of his career against the Los Angeles Lakers, becoming the third-fastest player to ever to reach three career triple-doubles. Lakers legend Magic Johnson in 1979 was the last rookie to have at least three within his 23rd game.

Ben Simmons very nearly overtook Magic as the second-fastest to three triple-doubles as he came just one rebound short during his first meeting with the Lakers. He had 18 points, nine rebounds, and 10 assists to help the Sixers to a 115-109 win in L.A., which was just his 14th career game.

Unfortunately, Simmons' triple-double was unable to rescue the Sixers from a 107-104 defeat in this most recent meeting, their second home loss in a row. It was the first time the Sixers had lost a game in which Simmons recorded a triple-double.

It's been an outstanding debut season to date for Ben Simmons, last year’s No. 1 overall pick who missed the entire season due to a foot injury. He’s averaging 17.7 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game on the year as he continues to run away with the Rookie of the Year award.