Sixers Give Wells Fargo Center a Christmas Gift

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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Gary Groob
Gary Groob

Gary Groob has been involved with Lacrosse for the majority of his life, whether playing, coaching, or covering the sport for the media.

An avid fan, with a real drive about helping to “grow the game”, Gary became part of podcasts about the game in 2010. Through the podcasts, Mr. Groob was given an opportunity to write about lacrosse, and the rest as they say, is history.

Through many miles (flying and driving) Gary has made inroads with the National Lacrosse League, Major Series Lacrosse League, the Ontario Lacrosse Association, as well as the Arena Lacrosse League, covering the leagues, their teams, and players, working for, and in concert with all of them.

In the year 2020, Mr. Groob was made the media person for the Arena Lacrosse League, voted onto the board of directors of the Brampton Excelsiors Lacrosse Club, as well as being made administrator of the Lacrosse page “Global Lacrosse” with a membership of 9000 members in over 90 Countries. Gary was also made an administrator of Lacrosse History Past Present and Future in 2022.

Mr. Groob co-hosts a weekly Lacrosse show on Spanglish Sports World, and ZingoTV channel 250, as well as writes a weekly lacrosse column for La Portada Canada News (both in print, and online).

Gary also hosts a Lacrosse talk show and podcast for The Edge of Philly Sports Network, seen live Sunday nights at 9pm (ET), and archived on the Edge of Philly YouTube page, as well as Spotify.

Mr. Groob’s other sports interests include Hockey, Football, Boxing, Wrestling, and Baseball, competing competitively in Boxing and Wrestling for many years.

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