In a matchup between two of the top teams of the Eastern Conference, Milwaukee Bucks were led by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton with the scores of 27 and 24 points respectively to emerge victorious against Philadelphia 76ers. With this Milwaukee Bucks ended a 5-game home losing streak in exquisite fashion.
Bobby Portis added season high 23 points for the home team. Talking about the Philadelphia 76ers, they were led by Joel Embiid with 24 points, while Shake Milton knocked 20 points coming off the bench. Ben Simmons, one of the league’s top defenders, missed a third consecutive game with an unspecified illness.
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton lead Milwaukee Bucks past Philadelphia 76ers
Milwaukee Bucks never trailed and led by as many as 21 to defeat Philadelphia 76ers for the fourth consecutive time. In their only previous meeting this season, the Bucks won 109-105 in overtime at Philadelphia on March 17.
The Milwaukee Bucks jumped out to 10-0 lead and led by as many as 20, at 33-13 in the opening quarter. Milwaukee hit its first 10 shots, including five 3-pointers. The home team finished the quarter connecting on 14 of 19 shots and held a 40-26 lead.
The Bucks maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second quarter and led 77-60 at the half on 66% shooting. Middleton had 21 first-half points.
However, Philadelphia 76ers cut the lead to nine with 2:51 left in the third, but the Bucks closed the quarter with a 14-2 run, sparked by three straight 3-pointers by Portis, to lead 108-87.