Despite strong play all-around for the 76ers, the Milwaukee Bucks had the last laugh in a 91-87 affair at the Bradley Center.
Former Sixer and Rookie of the Year, Michael Carter-Williams, sat out tonight’s due to knee soreness, but he was in a suit cheering his teammates on.
Sixers rookie, T.J. McConnell, notched his first start of his young NBA career, and he was nothing short of magnificent. McConnell stuffed up the stat sheet and was distributing the ball beautifully all night to open teammates, setting them up with open looks. McConnell gathered seven rebounds, while scoring seven points on the night. And for the second straight game, McConnell dished out 12 assists, which definitely makes Sixers fans smile.
Nerlens Noel recorded his third triple double of the young season racking up 17 points, while pulling down 12 rebounds in the process. Jahlil Okafor continued his stellar play by putting up over 20 points for the third time this season, adding onto his historic start to his rookie season.
Brett Brown threw newly acquired guard, Phil Pressey, who was signed due to the Sixers getting an extra roster spot because of all of their injuries by the NBA, into the fire with five minutes left to go. Pressey did not disappoint in his minimal time on the floor, recording a big assist and setting up Jerami Grant down low, who was hacked and sent to the line.
As well as the Sixers played tonight; Khris Middleton was too much for the Sixers to handle. Fresh off his new 5 year, 70 million dollar contract, Middleton logged 21 points on the night, and lead the Bucks on the way to victory.
The 0-4 Sixers look to grab their first win on the season at Quicken Loans Arena, as the Sixers face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night.