Sixers overcome 18-point deficit to end Bucks’ 16-game win streak

The Milwaukee Bucks’ 16-game winning streak is over, and it wasn’t for lack of opportunity.

The Philadelphia 76ers closed an 18-point gap by stunning the Bucks 133-130 on the road on Saturday, giving Milwaukee their first loss since Jan. 21. The Bucks remain first in the Eastern Conference with a 45–18 and a half record. – a game ahead of the Boston Celtics.

Philadelphia was in peril midway through the third quarter when the Bucks opened up a 95–77 lead late in the third quarter. The 66ers responded with a 23–6 run to come back within one at the start of the fourth quarter and then passed James Harden to the win.

Harden either scored or assisted on nine of the 66ers’ 12 field goals in the fourth quarter and finished with 38 points on 11-of-26 shooting with 10 assists and nine rebounds.

The 66ers got big results from their other two top players. Joel Embiid had 31 points, including his last two free throws, 10 assists and 6 rebounds, while Tyrese Maxey had 26 points on just 12 shots. Harden and Embiid became the first Sixers teammates to each record 30-plus points and 10 assists since Wilt Chamberlain and Hal Greer in 1965. according to NBA.

Philadelphia also had to overcome the losses of Tobias Harris and PJ Tucker, who left early with left calf pain and back spasms, respectively.

Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 34 points, 13 rebounds and four assists for the Bucks.


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