Sports Talk with Brodes: Sixers Lose Badly in Milwaukee & Ben Simmons Leaves Injured
The Philadelphia Sixers lose badly to the Milwaukee Bucks by a score of 119-98. This individual game was upsetting to me, but it's the loss of Ben Simmons that hurts the most. He did not return to the game after irritating his back and only logging in five minutes on the court. He will be receiving an MRI to see what exactly is going on.
As for the game, the 76ers totally did not show up. Entering this match up, the Bucks were 25-3 on their home floor while the Sixers were 9-19 on the road, which is a recipe for disaster.
Tobias Harris was -28 with 11 points. Al Horford struggled all night long and it looked like he didn't even feel like playing. Josh Richardson had a slow night. Joel Embiid shot 5-18 from the field and couldn't get going at all.
Even though Simmons is the floor general and the energy guy defensively, there is enough talent on this roster to at least compete. It shouldn't look like players are not interested in working hard.
Giannis Antetokounmpo dropped 31 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, and recorded 8 assists in 29 minutes of play. Khris Middleton scored 25 points and knocked down shots. The Bucks shot 52.7% from the floor as a team while the Sixers hit a total of 35% of their field goal attempts.
Hopefully, Simmons is okay because if he needs to miss a decent amount of time, this team could be in big trouble. He is their identity.