The NBA regular season is just around the corner, and the preseason games are almost finished. As the preseason games continued on Monday, Boston Celtics were reported by to have won against the Philadelphia 7ers. Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier led the Celtics in getting the victory against the 7ers. On the other hand, Ben Simmons played a decent game, scoring 15 points, six rebounds, two blocks, and steals across 26 minutes.

Ben Simmons had a hard time with his shots

Though Simmons didn't have a great day as a playmaker, he nearly doubled his previous preseason scoring high.

He showed off his athleticism, getting to the rack with ease -- both weaving through traffic and fighting through contact for buckets in the paint. He shot 50 percent from the field, but he struggled with his free throw, making only three of his ten attempts.

Despite having been out of action for a year, Simmons declared himself a 100 percent fit for Philadelphia’s training camp last summer. However, doubts loomed over his capabilities and strength after a full season of being sidelined. In September 2016, Simmons rolled his knee during 76er’s final training camp scrimmage. He was officially ruled out for the entire 2016-17 season after tests revealed that his broken knee did not fully heal.

Terry Rozier scored 15 in the preseason start

Terry Rozier recorded 15 points (5-8 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-7 FT), 10 rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block over 22 minutes during Monday's preseason victory over the 76ers.

Since Kyrie Irving did play on Monday, Rozier played as the point guard for the team. The 23-year old player is expected to do better in the upcoming regular season.

Furthermore, the third-year guard out of Louisville received a substantial postseason action, playing in seventeen postseason games, with an average time of playing of more than 17 minutes in eight of those games.

Marcus Smart played well in Monday’s start

Marcus Smart ended the game on Monday with 12 points, six rebounds, two assists, and two steals across 17 minutes.

Smart played decent games throughout the preseason. Since he made his preseason debut, he garnered averages of 10.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.7 steals minutes per game. In 2015, Smart was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie Second Team, garnering 142 points in the voting process. Smart now enters his fourth season in the NBA league. Since his debut, he already played a total of 207 games.