Simmons was the top pick of last year’s NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers.
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in 76ers debut, Lin's season endsAustralian Ben Simmons was beaten in his debut while Asian-American standout Jeremy Lin suffered a severe right knee injury as the new NBA season tipped off Wednesday for most clubs.Hayward made an emotional video appearance at Boston's home opener, saying he would be "all right," but it was Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who spoiled the night for the Celtics, scored 37 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to spark Milwaukee over the Celtics 108-100 .Mike Conley had 27 points and Spanish center Marc Gasol added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Memphis Grizzlies beat visiting New Orleans 103-91, despite the Pelicans getting 33 points and 18 rebounds from Anthony Davis and 28 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high seven blocked shots from DeMarcus Cousins.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs over visiting Minnesota 107-99, while Damian Lillard netted 27 to power the Portland Trail Blazers to a 124-76 triumph at Phoenix.
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