76ers prime Bucks, snapping Milwaukee’s 16-game profitable streak
MILWAUKEE — Joel Embiid made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 41.4 seconds left and the Philadelphia 76ers rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat Milwaukee 133-130 on Saturday, snapping the Bucks’ 16-game profitable streak.
Milwaukee had the longest profitable streak by any NBA workforce for the reason that Phoenix Suns had 18 straight victories early final season.
The 76ers trailed 125-121 earlier than James Harden, who scored a game-high 38 factors, hit a 3-pointer with 1:21 left. After Giannis Antetokounmpo missed a shot from across the basket, Embiid sank a 3-pointer that gave Philadelphia its first lead of the second half.
After Jrue Vacation missed a 3-point try with 25 seconds remaining, the 76ers went 6 of 6 from the road the remainder of the way in which to seal the victory.
Harden added 10 assists and 9 rebounds. Embiid had 31 factors, 10 assists and 6 rebounds. Tyrese Maxey added 26 factors and Georges Niang had 16.
Antetokounmpo had 34 factors and 13 rebounds for Milwaukee. Brook Lopez and Vacation added 26 factors apiece. Grayson Allen had 20, all within the third quarter.
The 76ers pulled off this comeback with out a few key gamers.
Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris didn’t play within the second half as a consequence of left calf soreness and P.J. Tucker sat out the fourth quarter with again spasms. Harris scored three factors in 13 minutes, whereas Tucker had two factors in 19 minutes.
Milwaukee had constructed a 19-point lead within the second half thanks largely to Allen’s sizzling streak.
After going scoreless and trying only one shot within the first half, Allen scored 20 factors within the first 9 minutes, 19 seconds of the third quarter. He went 6 of 6 from 3-point vary throughout that stretch.
Allen capped his third-quarter scoring with a 3-pointer that gave Milwaukee a 95-77 lead with 2:41 left within the third.
The 76ers erased almost all of that deficit in about 5 ½ minutes.
Philadelphia trailed 99-85 on the finish of three quarters however scored the primary 9 factors of the fourth. The 76ers lower Milwaukee’s result in 101-100 on Harden’s three-point play with 9:07 left.
Antetokounmpo responded with a three-point play that gave the Bucks some respiratory room, however the 76ers saved coming and finally tied the sport at 108 on Niang’s 3-pointer with 6:23 left.
Milwaukee regained the lead as Antetokounmpo drove, scored and drew a foul on Embiid for a three-point play with 5:55 left.
As soon as once more, the 76ers responded. And this time, they lastly regained the lead and made positive it caught.