Philadelphia 76ers Stage Stunning Comeback to Snap Milwaukee Bucks’ 16-Game Winning Streak
"Philadelphia 76ers stage stunning comeback to end Milwaukee Bucks' winning streak despite missing key players"
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The Philadelphia 76ers pulled off a remarkable comeback against the Milwaukee Bucks, ending the Bucks’ 16-game winning streak with a score of 133-130. At one point in the game, the Bucks had a 19-point lead, but the 76ers were able to turn things around in the fourth quarter. James Harden made a crucial 3-pointer to narrow the score to 125-121, and Joel Embiid’s 3-pointer with over 40 seconds remaining gave the 76ers their first lead in the second half. The 76ers then went on to secure the win by making all six of their free throws.
Despite the absence of two key players, Tobias Harris and P.J. Tucker, the 76ers were still able to make the comeback. Harris did not play in the second half due to a sore left calf, while Tucker sat out the fourth quarter due to back spasms. Harris scored only three points in 13 minutes, while Tucker had two points in 19 minutes.
Harden was the highest scorer of the game with 38 points, while Embiid contributed 31 points, 10 assists, and six rebounds. Tyrese Maxey scored 26 points, and Georges Niang had 16 points.
Antetokounmpo led the scoring for the Bucks with 34 points and 13 rebounds, while Brook Lopez and Jrue Holiday added 26 points each. Grayson Allen scored all 20 of his points in the third quarter.
Grayson Allen’s Impressive Performance Not Enough as Philadelphia 76ers Overcome 19-Point Deficit to Beat Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks had taken a 19-point lead in the second half, thanks to an impressive performance from Grayson Allen. Allen had not scored at all in the first half and had only attempted one shot.
However, he made a remarkable comeback in the third quarter, scoring 20 points in the first nine minutes of the quarter and making all six of his 3-point shots during that time. Despite this, the 76ers fought back and were able to reduce the deficit in just five minutes.
The 76ers trailed by 14 points at the end of the third quarter but managed to score the first nine points in the fourth quarter. They eventually tied the game at 108 on Niang’s 3-pointer with just over six minutes remaining. Although Antetokounmpo was able to give the Bucks the lead again with a three-point play, the 76ers fought back and secured the victory in the end.
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