Simmons breaks NBA single-quarter FTA record
Forgot to post this yesterday, but when Washington employed hack-a-Ben in the fourth quarter, Ben Simmons' 24 free throw attempts ranked as the most by a single player in any single quarter of a game. Not the best record to achieve, but with the win and first 30 point game, I don't know if he'd be crying about it.
He finished with 31 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists, plus the win, but went 12/24 FT in the fourth to push out his personal total. He was 8/16 FG and 15/29 FT overall. I think the game record is Dwight's 39 FTA. Ben's 29 FTA ranks 7th all time for attempts.
It's even made the ABC site.
Top ten games by FTA:
1. Dwight Howard 39 2013-03-12 LAL
Dwight Howard 39 2012-01-12 ORL
3. Andre Drummond 36 2016-01-20 DET
4. DeAndre Jordan 34 2015-11-30 LAC
5. Shaq. O'Neal 31 1999-11-19 LAL
Adrian Dantley 31 1983-11-25 UTA
7. Ben Simmons 29 2017-11-29 PHI
Adrian Dantley 29 1984-01-04 UTA
9. DeAndre Jordan 28 2015-02-19 LAC
LeBron James 28 2006-03-12 CLE
Meanwhile, in today's game, Simmons had 15/6/7 and 5 steals in a road loss to Boston. A meagre but respectable 3/4 FT!