MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo moved into 2nd place on Milwaukee’s occupation scoring checklist and helped the Bucks ship the rapid-handed Philadelphia 76ers their fourth straight loss.
Antetokounmpo had 24 aspects and the Bucks beat the 76ers for the 2nd time in three days, 132-94 on Saturday. Taking half in with out All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the 76ers matched their lowest level total and suffered their most-lopsided defeat of the season.
Embiid didn’t play as a result of a sore appropriate shoulder. Simmons missed a fourth straight sport as a result of an unspecified illness.
Khris Middleton stumbled on Antetokounmpo for a dunk early within the third quarter that enabled the reigning two-time MVP to overhaul Glenn Robinson and turn into the Bucks’ 2nd-main occupation scorer. Antetokounmpo elevated his occupation total to 12,023.
Robinson scored 12,010 aspects for the Bucks from 1994-2002. The Bucks’ main scorer is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had 14,211 aspects while playing for Milwaukee from 1969-75 and went on to enact his occupation with an NBA-file 38,387 aspects.
“It’s a fundamental reward,” Antetokounmpo said. “I’ve bought to assign working exhausting. It’s a marathon. It’s no longer a crawl. So I’ve bought to assign working exhausting, assign believing in myself, assign sharpening my abilities, assign having great teammates that I desire to be playing (with), a fundamental coaching team. It’s right. It’s moderately a few exhausting work that paid off, however I’ve bought to assign transferring forward.”
Antetokounmpo furthermore had 14 rebounds and seven assists with out reference to playing right 24 minutes. He sat out the final fourth quarter with moderately a few the various Bucks starters.
Philadelphia (39-21) dropped a fleshy sport on the encourage of the Brooklyn Nets (40-20) within the Japanese Conference standings. Milwaukee (37-22) is third within the East, 2 1/2 video games on the encourage of Brooklyn and 1 1/2 encourage of Philadelphia.
“I’m no longer focused on our overall successfully being,” 76ers coach Doc Rivers said. “I’m right focused on the amount of video games we’re missing.”
Rivers added that “we’ve bought to safe rhythm with all of our guys playing,”
Bobby Portis added 17 aspects for the Bucks. Bryn Forbes and Jordan Nwora scored 13 each. Jrue Holiday had 12. Donte DiVincenzo and Pat Connaughton added 11 apiece.
Shane Milton and Tyrese Maxey scored 15 aspects each to steer the 76ers. Dwight Howard had 12 aspects and 12 rebounds however furthermore picked up his 15th technical wicked. Howard’s next technical wicked will lead to a one-sport suspension.
“There’s no longer one other player on the ground in my search that may perhaps presumably well glean gotten a tech for the identical part Dwight did,” Rivers said. “No longer one player would glean gotten that tech. Nonetheless it for move right occurred to be Dwight Howard, and he gets techs.”
Milwaukee took the lead for right no longer as much as three minutes into the sport.
Philadelphia’s Seth Curry scored seven aspects for the length of a 10-0 bustle that slash Milwaukee’s lead to 55-54 within the third quarter. The Bucks wasted no time regaining management, as Antetokounmpo had eight aspects and two assists for the length of a 15-0 spurt that build Milwaukee forward 75-57.
The Bucks poured it on from there.
Milwaukee swept the regular-season assortment with the 76ers, who haven’t been at fleshy energy for any of those matchups.
Milwaukee acquired 109-105 in extra time at Philadelphia on March 17 when the 76ers had been missing Embiid as a result of a bruised left knee. The Bucks acquired 124-117 at Milwaukee on Thursday with Simmons out.
76ers: Reserves Furkan Korkmaz (appropriate ankle sprain) and Paul Reed (successfully being and safety protocols) furthermore had been unavailable Saturday. … 76ers coach Doc Rivers, a frail Marquette well-known particular person, said he had dinner with unique Marquette coach Shaka Trim on Friday. Marquette and the Bucks each play their house video games at Milwaukee’s Fiserv Forum. Throughout his introductory press convention at Marquette, Trim known as Rivers one in all his mentors.
Bucks: Milwaukee bought 76 aspects from its reserves. That represents the Bucks’ highest single-sport bench scoring total since Dec. 15, 1989, when reserves scored 79 aspects against Sacramento. … Milwaukee breezed with out getting mighty from Middleton, who scored right four aspects in 20 minutes. He shot 0 for six from the ground.
76ers: Host Oklahoma City on Monday as they are attempting to steer clear of their first 5-sport skid since December 2017. The 76ers acquired 117-93 at Oklahoma City on April 10.
Bucks: Talk over with Atlanta on Sunday as they launch a four-sport time out.
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