Philadelphia 76ers: Top 20 plays of the 2018-19 NBA season

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20. Ben Simmons behind-the-head pass to Markelle Fultz

The first of many marvelous dimes choreographed by Ben Simmons this season was witnessed on opening night against the Boston Celtics in mid-October. Out of his entire 610 assists recorded on the year, this pass to a cutting Markelle Fultz was arguably the most majestic.

Simmons drives laterally across the paint on Marcus Morris, gulling a bystanding Kyrie Irving and Al Horford into creating space for an easy Fultz finish.

19. J.J. Redick 4-point play to put Sixers up in OT vs. Pistons

A 4-point play, or a shooter’s grand slam as it should be portrayed, is one of the happiest occurrences in basketball – albeit very rare for some players. J.J. Redick has perpetually scoffed at that belief.

When the Sixers have required shooting in the past, it’s been rarer when the 34-year-old marksman has failed to pay dividends. Yes, the same questions arose regarding his defensive aptitude (or lack thereof) early in the year – and they likely won’t go unnoticed for the remainder of his days on an NBA floor – but all of that value chatter was muzzled when he launched a bothered shot from the perimeter against the Detroit Pistons in the latter stages of this season’s fourth game.

The disgust on Reggie Jackson‘s face upon seeing the foul and swish spoke volumes.