The Philadelphia 76ers (31-21) ended a horrendous four game road trip in Milwaukee against the first place Bucks (44-7) and wound up on the short end of a 112-101 pasting.
Despite bringing in two new faces, Philadelphia couldn’t generate enough to slow down the home team
Alec Burks and Glenn Robinson we’re unavailable for the contest.
The Sixers actually found the stamina to hold a 26-22 lead after the first quarter.
Milwaukee chipped away and took control. Giannis Antetokounmpo was a one man wrecking crew, burning Philadelphia for 36 points and 20 rebounds.
Not bad for a guy who missed his first five three point attempts
He would finish with 9 three pointers and 6 assists.
Aided by Khris Middleton with his 20 point game and Eric Bledsoe draining 14 to give the Bucks their 44th victory.
Tobias Harris led the way for Philadelphia on a 25 point night. Joel Embiid added 19 to compliment Al Horford’s 15.
Furkan Korkmaz chipped in a dozen while Ben Simmons added his usual double double on a 11 point 14 rebound output.
Philadelphia shot 37.4% from the field off a 37 of 99. The Bucks were much better, 44 for 94 and a 46.8%.
The Sixers were very good from long range and hit for 19 to beat the Bucks 12.