Former Newcastle Hunters junior Ben Simmons stars again as Philadelphia 36ers beat Los Angeles 115-109.

SLAM DUNK: Emerging superstar Ben Simmons scored 18 points in Philadelphia's win against LA Lakers. Picture: AP
SLAM DUNK: Emerging superstar Ben Simmons scored 18 points in Philadelphia's win against LA Lakers. Picture: AP

Ben Simmons has just missed out on a triple-double but dominated rival rookie Lonzo Ball in the Philadelphia 76ers' win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

The 76ers won 115-109 in LA on Wednesday, with Simmons scoring his ninth double-double in 14 games with 18 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

Ball had a horror night with just two points while his Australian team-mate Andrew Bogut had six points and 10 rebounds but most dominant on court was 76ers centre Joel Embiid with 46 points, 15 rebounds and seven blocks.

Meanwhile, forrmer Adelaide 36ers import Jerome Randle will face his old club in Sydney’s colours on Saturday night. The last-placed Kings will meet an Adelaide outfit seeking to snap a three-game losing streak.