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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Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.