Tyrese Maxey shines but the 76ers lose to the Bucks 118-109
The 76ers dropped a second consecutive game tonight in a loss to Milwaukee by a final score of 118-109. Philadelphia was even more shorthanded than last night, without Seth Curry as well, but still battled against the reigning champions.
Tyrese Maxey was outrageous in this game, scoring 17 points in the first quarter and finishing the game with 31 total. The Sixers offense essentially started and ended with action caused by Maxey. His continual growth is always impressive but tonight was especially fun to watch. With as much pressure to score as he’s ever had in a single game, Maxey didn’t just deliver but he facilitated well with four assists and went 4/9 from deep.
Georges Niang had another stellar night, adding 21 points in his minutes, making 5/7 from beyond the arc. Niang has become a clear fan favorite and a big shot maker, his impact over this shorthanded stretch has been notable.
The other two standout guys in this one were Andre Drummond and Shake Milton. Drummond had another solid game when stepping in as the starter, scoring 17 points and pulling down 20 rebounds. Milton has also found his stride, dropping 20 points in this one and adding six assists.
All in all, this was a positive game. Maxey went nuclear, Niang and Shake poured in 20+ points each, Paul Reed looked good defensively on Giannis and Drummond did his thing. The most unbearable aspect to this was the broadcast.
They called Paul Reed and Shake Milton the wrong names multiple times. Immediately following the game they said the Sixers biggest weakness was their lack of a point guard in a game where their starting point guard had 31/5/4 on 50% shooting. I question whether these men are blind or just senile, but either way it makes the national NBA product difficult to consume.
The Sixers have the night off tomorrow, but are back in action against the Raptors on Thursday at home.
Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY