Here are the scores, updates, and results of the NBA 2020-2021 regular season match between the Milwaukee Bucks (MIL) vs Philadelphia 76ers (PHI) on April 23, 2021 (All times are in Philippine Standard Time) at the Fiserv Forum.
Giannis Antetokounmpo went out of the Fiserv Arena with a victorious smile on his face as he led the Bucks to a win against the other leading team in the Eastern Conference, the Philadelphia 76ers.
“The Greek Freak” had 27 points and had 16 rebounds, finishing the game with a double-double. The strong and speedy big man also hit 10 out of his 18 attempts from the charity stripe while also being active on the defensive side as he stole 2 possessions from the Sixers and blocked a shot.
Khris Middleton helped his team secure the win against the Sixers with 24 points, 5 assists, and 4 three-pointers. Meanwhile, Bobby Portis, one of the Bucks’ big men, caused some trouble offensively and defensively on the opposing team, tallying 23 points, grabbing 5 rebounds, and had 3 blocks. In addition to his incredible performance, he also managed to drop 9 out of his 11 attempts from the field. Not only that, but he also went perfect from outside the three-point arc, making 5 out of his 5 looks.
“We were moving the ball, knocking down shots. From the start, everybody was locked in,” Antetokounmpo shared his thoughts regarding his teammates’ performances offensively.
The Bucks brought it all out against the Sixers early in the game, specifically, within the first quarter, scoring 40 points against the Sixers’ 26 at the end of that quarter alone.
The Sixers played decently today, but it was not enough to bring down the intensity the Bucks had all throughout the game.
Joel Embiid, the big man for the Sixers had a rough game. Embiid scored 24 points, and only grabbed 3 rebounds on 9-21 shooting from the court. Tobias Harris had 18 points and had 6 assists for the Sixers.
Shake Milton stood up knowing that his teammates are not having a good game. Milton came off from the bench and at the end of the game, he chipped in 20 points, 4 assists, and 3 three-pointers in 26 minutes of action for his team.
The Bucks rise up to 36-22 while the Sixers fall down to 39-20, having their third straight loss.
76ers vs Bucks
26-40; 34-37; 27-31; 30-16
76ers (117) – Embiid 24, Milton 20, Harris 18, Curry 11, Maxey 11
Bucks (124) – Antetokounmpo 27, Middleton 24, Portis 23, Lopez 16, Holiday 12