Ugh. Tonight the Sixers lost to the Milwaukee Bucks 105-96, and it took til the closing minutes to decide this one. The first half was all about Milwaukee as they built up a lead as large as 14. This thime, though, it was not the offense that was struggling, it was the defense. In the first half they allowed 62 points, and could not stop Brandon Jennings nor could they defend the pick and roll (as usual). The first 8 minutes of the second have were not looking any different as the Bucks kept there distance, until the Sixers when on the best run I have seen from them all season. With threes falling all over the place, and a Sixers’ defense that finally found themselves, the Sixers were all of the sudden tied after 3. With the home crowd behind them and all of this momentum, I thought that the Sixers were going to run away with a thriller of a victory, but I was wrong. Both the Sixers and the Bucks were pretty much back-and-forth until Jrue Holiday made a horrid pass that resulted in a turnover, and a layup for the Bucks. This put the Sixers in a five point hole, and after that play it looked like the Sixers completely lost all ability to play basketball. Just really lazy shots and even lazier defense resulted in a defecit that could not be overcome. This is just one of those “could have been” games that will be hard to get over. So, in conclusion, the Sixers lost the game by nine points, on what could have easily been a game added to the Sixers previous winning streak of 3. Welp, you can’t win em’ all.
Lastly i want to make a quick comment aboutr Jrue Holiday. Man is he a good player, but these turnovers need to stop. He is proving to everyone that he in an effeceint scorer and that he does have a good ability to pass the basketball, but he is averaging the most turnoversin the NBA which isn’t at all a good category to be leading, but he is still the MVP of the Sixers so far, and should be an all-star if he keeps up with the pace he is on now.