His first quarter was a true spectacle, as he dropped 19 points on 7-of-7 shooting, plus five assists.
Ben Simmons is the first player since 1997, the first year we have the PbP data to calculate this, to have a quarter with 19 points and 5 assists while shooting 100% from the field
– Basketball Reference February 16, 2021
The Jazz opted to use centers Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors to guard Simmons, and with Ben practically at the 5 on offense in the minutes Mike Scott was out there, he had wide-open runways to charge downhill and attack the basket. Simmons tied his previous career-high of 34 points in the third quarter, and eventually joined Allen Iverson and Embiid as the only Sixers to score at least 40 points this millennium. Like Ben, Harris started off hot, recording 14 points in the first quarter, a mark which was also his season-best for a quarter.