Going to Milwaukee, the 76ers ran into ex-teammate : Michael Carter-Williams, just recently traded to the Bucks, and who was playing here his first game with his new team. A meeting who ended up in favor of the home team who made the break since the first half.
The 76ers had an horrible start outscored 29-12 in the first quarter, only shooting 5 for 20. A field goal percentage which says a lot , 41% vs 54% for the Bucks throughout the game. The second quarter is almost identical to the first one (32-20) and Milwaukee goes back to the locker room with a 29-points cushion to lead 61-32, an advantage that leaves the 76ers with very small hope.
In the second half, Philadelphia closes out the gap led by Jason Richardson (16 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists) and Robert Covington (13 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist). Brett Brown uses his whole squad switching back and forth each of his 12 players on the BMO Harris Bradley Center’s floor. The third quarter goes to the 76ers 28-21, as well as the last 12 minutes 28-22. Not enough to make up for their bad start and disturb the Bucks who broke away very early in the game.
Michael Carter-Williams played his old team out (7 points, 8 assists, 2 steals in 17min) assisted by John Henson (21 points at 9/12, 9 rebounds and 2 assists) and Khris Middleton (19 points at 9/12, 5 rebounds, 3 assists) and didn’t give the Sixers a chance in this game giving them their 5th straight loss.