The Eastern Division-leading Milwaukee Bucks (27-5) made a Christmas trip to Philadelphia to battle the fourth seed, 76ers (23-10).
Armed for bear, Philadelphia shot down the Bucks, 121-109.
Milwaukee was riding a hot hand having won 21 of their last 22 and was an unworldly, 12 of 14 in their road contests.
Philadelphia was also on a roll and posted a 15-2 home record so, something had to give.
The home team had a huge first half and stormed out to a 69-48 lead at the half.
Joel Embiid (28points) and Josh Richardson (16 points) spurred the Sixers rally.
Giannis “The Greek Freak” Antetokounmpo posted a 10 point half to lead Milwaukee.
The second half was more of the same with Philadelphia domination.
Lights out 21 three-pointers from Philly made the difference with Josh Richardson draining 4 to get him to 18 points on the afternoon.
Not to be outdone, Futkan Korknaz also hit 4 treys to account for 12 of his 16 points.
Philly’s two big guns, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons each added a double-double with Embiid grabbing 18 rebounds to go with his 31 points.
Simmons threw in 14 points and 15 points.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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