Sixers lose third straight, 124-117 to the Bucks
The Sixers dropped their third consecutive game to the Milwaukee Bucks tonight by a final score of 124-117. The Sixers are now tied with Brooklyn for first place in the East after tonight’s loss. Milwaukee shot 56% from the field and 50% from three on the night, which dug the Sixers in a deep hole early that they couldn’t climb their way out of. Despite a big push in the fourth quarter from our bench guys, it wouldn’t be enough in the end.
An all around ugly game from the team tonight, with Ben Simmons out of the starting lineup. Danny Green gave you zero points, with George Hill only supplying six points himself in his first start. Joel Embiid had a rough start, but would still finish with 24 points on just 9/21 shooting. Shake Milton gave the team 20 points off the bench, with 11 each from Mike Scott and Tyrese Maxey as well, but it wouldn’t be enough to crawl back from the early deficit.
Having not played since Monday, the Bucks were all rested up tonight, and that played a huge factor throughout the whole game. Milwaukee couldn’t be stopped early, shooting the lights out giving them a once 33-13 lead. Giannis finished with 27 points, while Khris Middleton tacked on 24, and a combined 28 from Jrue Holiday and Brooke Lopez as well.
The Sixers will face the same Milwaukee team for a second game in a row on Saturday, wrapping up their season series with the Bucks. Doc Rivers said Ben Simmons’ status for Saturday is 50/50, with his non-covid related illness still having an impact on his body. For the first time ever, we are all Boston fans tomorrow, as the Celtics travel to Brooklyn to take on the Nets. A win would give the Nets a half game lead in the East.
Sixers drop their third straight to Milwaukee by a final score of 124-117, after an all around disappointing game from the team. The team looks to bounce back and get back in the win column Saturday, and continue to push to lock up the first seed in the Eastern Conference.
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