Recap: The Milwaukee Bucks routed the Philadelphia 76ers 112-98 to capture their 3rd consecutive victory. Don’t look now, but the Bucks are playing some very good team basketball at the moment. Yes, it was against the 76ers, but having Khris Middleton back is proving to be a difference maker. The Bucks shot a blistering 49% from the field and hit a season high 14 three pointers. Milwaukee’s defense was excellent, as they held Philadelphia to 43% shooting.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (24pts, 8reb, 5ast, 2stl, 3blk, 0to): What else is there to be said about the Greek Freak? 0 turnovers and 0 fouls in 34 minutes while putting up this massive stat line makes it even more impressive. Giannis could do no wrong tonight. He was hitting jumpers, slicing the 76ers defense for easy layups and enforcing himself on the defensive end. Giannis has quickly developed into one of the best two-way players in the NBA and the numbers certainly back it up. A +14 on the night, the Greek Freak was getting whatever he wanted. Grade: 100%
Tony Snell (21pts, 7reb, 2ast, 2stl, 0blk, 2to): Wow, what an impressive performance from Tony Snell who has been struggling shooting the ball as of late. He made a season high 5 three pointers and he got it going early. It’s safe to say the Milwaukee Bucks are pretty unstoppable when they get 21 points from Tony Snell. The Michael Carter-Williams for Tony Snell swap looks better and better every game. How did Carter-Williams do tonight? 2 points and 3 assists. Thank you, Chicago. Grade: 100%
Khris Middleton (13pts, 5reb, 8ast, 0stl, 1blk, 4to): The story coming into tonights contest was how much burn was Khris Middleton going to get? The Bucks were in a midst of a 3 game in 4 night stretch, and Middleton played a combined total of 61 minutes over their set of back-to-back games over the weekend. He played 31 minutes tonight and was a game high +24. It’s no secret that the Bucks are a way better team with Middleton on the floor, and he isn’t even playing at 100% Grade: 100%
Next up: The Milwaukee Bucks host the New York Knicks on Wednesday.