Shake Milton bounces back, Sixers escape and win 132-130.
After Shake and J-Rich put up a total of 4 points in the first came back against the Pacers, the front court came alive tonight scoring a combined 35 points and 5-12 from 3 point range. The biggest shot of the night came with 10 seconds left in the 4th and the game on the line.
Shake Milton FOR THE WIN. pic.twitter.com/gjl8QJ9Hb2
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 4, 2020
The Sixers closed out the night with some great defense and defeated the Spurs 132-130, escaping an 0-2 start in Disney. It didn’t come easy. The Sixers let up 46 points in the 4th quarter against the Pacers on Saturday. Tonight, they allowed the Spurs to score 43.
Brett Brown in his post-game presser described the 4th quarter defense from the Sixers perfectly. “I think it stinks”.
A win is a win and we’ll certainly take it. Ben Simmons was a non-factor tonight and couldn’t get into a groove. He finished the game 4-6 from the floor and only 8 points. Simmons fouled out with just over 2 minutes left in the 4th.
We’ll take one scoop.
— Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) August 4, 2020
Not every win is going to be pretty. Tobias Harris remained the Sixers most consistent player with 25 points on 10-17 shooting. Embiid was solid with 27 points and 9 rebounds.
There are plenty of issues with this team and luckily, the final 6 games of the regular season will give the 76ers and Brett Brown time to hopefully figure them out before the playoffs.
Unlike Twitter, you won’t hear much complaining from me. It’s going to take some time to piece things together.
— SHAKE (@SniperShake) August 4, 2020
See you Wednesday, late afternoon, for the 4pm tip-off against the Washington Wizards.
Give it up for Shake. Great to see him bounce back.