Sixers Shake Milton Ties NBA Record in Loss to Clippers
With Ben Simmons is out of the lineup for the Sixers indefinitely, second-year guard Shake Milton is taking advantage of his opportunity.
The 23-year old tied a record on Sunday in LA against the Clippers.
Milton would hit his 13th straight 3-pointer going back to Wednesday nights game when he was 4-for-4 against Cleveland and Thursday nights game going 5-for-5 against the Knicks, tying Brett Barry and Terry Mills NBA record for most consecutive 3's made in NBA history.
The opportunity is almost wasn't there, as head coach Brett Brown explained to Milton very clearly after the All-Star break.
"My discussion with Shake was, you're not playing, you are not in the rotation," Brown told Milton when discussion his role with the team." I'm going with Alec (Burks), J-Rich, and Ben Simmons, but you have to stay ready and that is your role."
Since that time things have changed, Simmons has been lost to an injury and Milton has been elevated to more playing time.
"As a played you see somebody go down and your number gets called and you see an opportunity," Milton said. That's what you put all the work in for, you stay locked in for that opportunity, got to make the most of it."
And he did, scoring a new career-high of 39 points on 14-of-20 shooting, adding seven three's, three boards, five assists, one steal and two turnovers in 40 minutes.
His last three games with Simmons out, Milton has averaged 26 points per game, hitting on 16-of-20 from three-point range for the Sixers.