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Simmons ran into a “rookie” wall named Jayson Tatum in game 1 (video)

Jayson Tatum outduels Ben Simmons in clash of two of NBA’s top rookies

NBA: Playoffs-Philadelphia 76ers at Boston Celtics Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

BOSTON — Philadelphia 76ers rookie Ben Simmons says he wasn’t bothered in the least by the TD Garden crowd raining down chants of “You’re No Rookie” during Game 1 last night between the Celtics and Sixers.

“I don’t care,” Simmons said. “It doesn’t affect me at all.”

Simmons was out-dueled by true rookie Jayston Tatum all night as the C’s cruised to a 117-101 victory.

Tatum was also asked about whether he thought he was a better rookie than Simmons and whether he heard the chance but decided to be coy about it.