76ers End Bucks’ 16-Game Winning Streak

James Harden in 2017
James Harden in 2017. Photo by Shutterstock (8991895i)

The Philadelphia 76ers shocked the Milwaukee Bucks, defeating them 133-130 in a thrilling game that brought an end to the Bucks’ 16-game winning streak.

Philadelphia now moves into third place on the Eastern Conference standings while the Bucks retain the top spot. Despite the loss, Milwaukee continues to hold the best record in the league.

James Harden proved to be the Sixers’ standout player on the night, scoring 38 points and delivering 10 assists to catapult Philadelphia to victory.

“Give ourselves a chance. That was that whole fourth quarter,” Harden stated after the game. “I feel like they had us that entire game, and then, that fourth quarter, we came out with some pop.”

In addition to a fine individual performance, Harden was also praised for his effective partnership with Joel Embiid, who contributed 31 points and 10 assists on the night.

The 76ers outscored the Bucks 48-31 in the fourth quarter; the most points they had tallied in the final quarter of a game since 1972.