The Bucks - who have 18 wins by 20+ points - need to look meaner and scarier.
And as for experience beyond conference championship series it appears the East is ripe with it...
Boston - 0
Miami - 3 (Crowder, Iggy, Haslem)
Philadelphia - 0
Indiana - 1 (Justin Holiday)
Toronto - LY pic.twitter.com/dZJLIia3At
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2 fights in a row Fury out boxed Wilder. But that was the regular Wilder. He wasn’t himself in the ring.
Whatever Wilder did for this fight plz don’t do it again.
Giannis vs. Sixers in the Bud era (4-2):
35.7 ppg, 16.3 rpg, 7.3 apg
For those wondering:
The Sixers shot 34.2% from three tonight.
The Bucks shot 34.1% from three.
#MILvPHI Final Bucks 119 76ers 98 Giannis 31-17-8 Middleton 25. Embiid 5-18 shooting 76ers 35% Bucks 24-0 when opponent below 40% Record now 48-8 last time 40 games over March of 1972. At Washington Monday 6pm IT’S IN THE BANK!
The @Milwaukee Bucks are 40 games above .500 for the first time since 3/3/1972 when they beat the 76ers to improve to 56-16
Bucks win, 119-98. It's their 14th wire-to-wire win and 18th win by 20 pts or more.
Giannis also went bananas for 31 pts, 17 rebs, 8 assists in 29 mins. Middleton had 25 pts on 10/15 shooting in 31 mins.
Bucks blowout Sixers 119-98 and improve to 48-8 on the season and Philly are 9-20 on the road.
Giannis dominated the Sixers again to finish with 31 points, 17 boards and 8 assists while Middleton had 25 points and 9 boards.
Bucks now head to Washington.
This is the @Milwaukee Bucks 18th win by 20 or more points this season. There are 5 teams that have 18 or fewer wins.
If DJ Wilson never sees Norvel Pelle again it will be too soon
Man, Pelle has gotten D.J. Wilson twice at the summit tonight.
This seemed like a really appropriate commercial for late in the fourth quarter of Bucks-Sixers pic.twitter.com/Q7bjeFV0kj
Ben Simmons played 5 minutes so this doesn't really count. File story.
This makes six straight road losses for the Sixers. Bucks haven’t lost that many on the road all season (22-5).
This Bucks team is the 14-15 Warriors
This 76ers team is the 01-02 Bucks
Khris Middleton hits a wide-open 3 and the Bucks now lead, 110-85, with 6:20 left. Brett Brown burns his last timeout.
Middleton up to 25 pts (10/14 FGs) and 9 rebs.
Giannis leads the Bucks with 31 pts (12/17 FGs), 17 rebs and 8 rebs.
Giving Khris Middleton a wide-open three **seems** like a bad idea.
Bucks up 110-85 with 6:20 left. Middleton has 25. Antetokounmpo likely won't play again tonight.
Sixers are the best home team in the NBA. Problem is that as it stands they will not have home court advantage in any round of the playoffs.
With the loss tonight they are 9-20 on the road.
Unless you're a Bucks fan, is there anyone still watching the Bucks' game on ABC? Bucks clinging to a 100-76 lead.
Giannis shakes Al Horford out of his boots for a turnaround jumper and then drills a triple on the next play. He's now got 31 points and it's been complete domination after halftime. He's scored in just about every way possible.
Giannis with a midrange, turnaround jumper then swishes a 3. He's up to 31 pts, 17 rebs, 8 assists and here comes the MVP chant.
Bucks up, 100-76, with 9:55 left. Giannis has played 28 minutes.
Bucks up 93-72 with 39.7 seconds left in the third quarter.
Antetokounmpo with 26/15/8.
Middleton with 20/9/2.
Khris Middleton now has 20 points. But there is a Milwaukee Bucks game tonight so obviously he has 20 points.
Giannis with a great transition find, hitting RoLo for a corner 3.
Another Bucks stop yields another Giannis runout & this time he wraps a pass behind himself to the wing for Donte DiVincenzo. Another 3.
Bucks up, 86-64, with 3:37 left in the 3rd. Giannis has dominated the 3rd.
So...uh...I'm pretty sure Giannis Antetokounmpo just did the Joel Embiid dance down the floor.
Related: The Bucks lead 86-64 with 3:37 left in the third quarter. pic.twitter.com/pDRK2SYnER
DiVincenzo for three and the Bucks lead by 22 points with 3:37 left in the third. It's felt like the Sixers have been hanging on by a thread for a long time and that thread may have just broke.
Bud might as well gift some of his TOs to Brett Brown right now
enjoying the battle for Eastern Conference supremacy
George Hill is just a really good basketball player. That tip-in is not at all something you would expect from him.
Current grouping of Giannis, Marvin Williams, Middleton, Donte and Hill is reaaaaaaal interesting
Khris Middleton is the ultimate teammate. Giannis was frustrated at being called for a foul on an Alec Burks jumpshot on the previous possession so Middleton singled him out and returned the favour to Burks.
76ers are putting on a shooting clinic tonight; their starting five is a whopping 1 for 10 on treys.
Bucks have grown their lead by 3 pts in the nearly 3 mins since Joel Embiid sat with 4 fouls, but their 14-point lead feels stronger than that. A Wesley Matthews 3 from Giannis prompts a 76ers timeout.
Bucks up, 72-58, with 7:10 left in the third. Giannis 25 pts, 11 reb, 6 asst.
Antetokounmpo has taken over this game in the third quarter and the Bucks lead 72-58.
25pts/11reb/6ast for Giannis with 7:10 left in the third quarter.
Brett Brown just looks like a man without answers right now
Al Horford is out on an island right now with Embiid in foul trouble and Giannis charging downhill at him and I can only imagine the PTSD he is having after the second round of the playoffs last season.
It appears as though Giannis Antetokounmpo is not bothered by Al Horford covering him.
Reminder: Al Horford is the Giannis Stopper
Embiid picks up two fouls in the first minute of the third quarter and now has four fouls. One foul while setting a screen and the other on Giannis scoop shot. Bucks up 61-50 after Philly timeout.
I did not know Giannis had the wrong-foot euro finish in him.
Bucks up 61-50 with 10:56 left in the third quarter.
Joel Embiid called for a moving screen then Giannis glides around him for an and-1. That's 4 fouls on Embiid.
Bucks up, 59-50, less than a minute into the 3rd.
Biggest issues for the Bucks right now are the Sixers' 2nd chance points (9 to MKE's 2) and that the Sixers have gone 12/14 at the FT line while the Bucks are 1/2.
I can confidently say that both teams are unhappy with the refs tonight.