Sports writing (USA), Apr 25 (EFE) .- Greek power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo contributed 24 points as leader of the Milwaukee Bucks in the game they won 132-94 over the decimated Philadelphia Sixers, who suffered the worst loss of the season.
Antetokounmpo, who also finished with a double-double by capturing 14 rebounds -13 defensive-, distributed seven assists, recovered two balls and put a block, and became the second best scorer in the history of the Bucks.
For the second time in three days, the Bucks defeated the Sixers, who suffered the fourth loss in a row, confirming that they are in the midst of a game and results crisis.
Without their stars Cameroonian center Joel Embiid and Australian point guard Ben Simmons, the 76ers equaled their lowest score so far this season.
Embiid, who scored 24 points Thursday against the Bucks, missed the Saturday game with a sore right shoulder and Australian Simmons was absent for the fourth straight game due to unspecified causes.
The reserves, guard Shake Milton, and rookie point guard Tyrese Maxey, finished as the Sixers’ leading scorers, contributing 15 points each.
Veteran center Dwight Howard, who also came off reserves, finished as the Sixers’ leader in the inside game with a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds; he recovered two balls and put a plug.
The loss left the Sixers 39-21, second in the Atlantic Division and the Eastern Conference, just a game and a half behind the Bucks (37-22), who are third.
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