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Simmons jokes Towns can stay up late because of poor upcoming competition, Towns responds by scoring 56 points against Hawks

PHILADELPHIA,PA - MARCH 24 : Ben Simmons #25 of the Philadelphia 76ers looks up for the rebound against Karl-Anthony Towns #32 of the Minnesota Timberwolves at Wells Fargo Center on March 24, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Social media has allowed humorous occurrences involving athletes to play out in front of our eyes on more than one occasion.

Earlier this week, a video surfaced of Philadelphia 76ers G/F Ben Simmons playing PUGB (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) with Minnesota Timberwolves’ C Karl-Anthony Towns.

In the video, Simmons can be heard encouraging Towns to keep playing the game with him, saying that he has time and asking who he plays tomorrow.

When Towns tells Simmons the Timberwolves will face the Atlanta Hawks the next day, Simmons jokes that Towns can “definitely” keep playing:

The Hawks are one of the worst teams in the NBA this season, sitting on a 21-54 record.

The above video went viral over Tuesday night into Wednesday, prior to Towns facing the Hawks.

However, that didn’t slow him down at all, as Towns set the Timberwolves’ franchise record for points in a single game with 56 on Wednesday night.