Philadelphia 76ers defeated the surging 16-game undefeated Milwaukee Bucks. After ending the 4th quarter, 76ers won by a score of 133-130 after mounting an incredible 18-point comeback. However, Bucks entered the contest looking for their 17th straight victory. They appeared to be on track until Philadelphia 76ers came in their way and defeated them.
With 2:41 remaining in the third, Philadelphia was down 77-95 to the Bucks. After that miraculously Joel Embiid scored 11 points. Meanwhile, James Harden at the same time scored 19 of his 38 points. The Bucks were outscored by the Sixers 56-38 in the game’s last 14 minutes.
Tyrese Maxey also put on a strong performance for 76ers. He scored important 28 points on 8 of 12 shots. The big three of the 76ers scored 95 points together when they needed the most. The Milwaukee Bucks, who were 1st in the league, was the opponent for the Philadelphia 76ers. Before this game, Philadelphia 76ers has lost 3 out of their last 4 games.
The Sixers are still being considered as underdogs to win the leafue. However, this victory was essential in building the team’s confidence. The Philadelphia 76ers after qualifying might feel difficult to clear the 1st round.
If they qualify for second round, they’ll most likely play either the Milwaukee Bucks or the Boston Celtics. This season, this both NBA teams have been more reliable than the Sixers. So, it will be exciting whar Sixers had in their bag.
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Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid and James Harden paired to be a great duo to put up new records
Against the undefeated Milwaukee Bucks, James Harden and Joel Embiid had a strong performance. Both the star players of the Philadelphia 76ers scored at least 30 points. They not only scored but also dished out at least 10 assists apiece.
This is record is 2nd of his own created by the dynamic pair of Sixers, according to “Sixers’ Stats,” Embiid and Harden. Hal Greer and Wilt Chamberlain were the first teammates from 76ers to achieve the accomplishment.
Moreover, 30-point, 10-assist double-double by Joel Embiid and James Harden was only the sixth time two teammates, according to ESPN Stats & Info. The first ever duo to create this record was Otis Birdsong and Phil Ford in 1979.
Joel Embiid and James Harden scored almost 85% of the score held by 76ers. The 76ers might want this type of consistency from both the players if they aim to be the best this season.
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