Seth Curry scored 20 points in three quarters and the host Philadelphia 76ers had little trouble dispatching the Atlanta Hawks 127-83 on Wednesday.
Simmons scored eight points and handed out six assists as the Sixers set the early tempo and cruised to a 67-39 lead at halftime.
When Curry drove to the basket and scored with 7:56 remaining in the third, the Sixers extended their commanding advantage to 78-48.
The Sixers led 93-63 at the end of the third.
The Sixers’ lead reached 40 when Anthony Tolliver dropped in 2 of 3 free throws after being fouled on a trey with 3:16 to go.