The Sixers are looking to rebound against the Bucks. They are 5-6 in their last 11 meetings, including their only meeting this year at the Wells Fargo Center on November 12th. The Sixers have not scored more than 96 points in nine straight meetings against Milwaukee. The 76ers are officially halfway through their season at 17-24 after starting the year 10-6. They are 2-2 since losing a season high five straight games after winning their first game of 2013. After tonight’s visit in Milwaukee, the Sixers return on Saturday for eight consecutive home games. They are just 6-14 away from the Wells Fargo Center this season.
Who to Watch: Evan Turner. Turner led the 76ers in last night’s 90-85 loss to the Spurs with 18 points and 12 rebounds. He had not scored more than 14 points in the eight games leading up to last night. Turner’s double-double last night was his ninth this season which is already four more than he had all of last season. Turner has typically been a strong defender but has not recorded a steal in four games. On the year, he is averaging 13.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game.
The Bucks welcome the 76ers having won two straight and three of their last four games. A lot of their success this season is in direct correlation to their defense. They lead the league averaging 7.62 blocks per game led by Larry Sanders who leads the NBA individually with 3.18 blocks per game. He has registered a block in 37 out of 38 games and 26 consecutive games. The Bucks scored 110 points against the Trail Blazers on Saturday. They are 11-3 when scoring 100+ points. They are 7-2 against the Atlantic Division this year. They are 0-10 when scoring 89 points or fewer.
Who to Watch: Brandon Jennings . Jennings is a key player in the Bucks offense and that was never more apparent than on November 12th in Philadelphia. Jennings scored 33 points, dished out eight assists, recorded four steals to go along with two blocks. His 33 points are just two shy of his season high of 35 which he scored against the Chicago Bulls on January 9th. The 6’1” guard is averaging 18.6 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.6 rebounds per game on the year.
Tipoff is slated for 8:00 pm. The game can be seen on Comcast Sportsnet and heard on 97.5 The Fanatic.
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