Evan Turner finished with 27 points and added 6 rebounds, while Spencer Hawes added 25 points and 12 rebounds to help the Philadelphia 76ers defeat the Milwaukee Bucks, 115-107. The 76ers had an impressive game shooting the ball in this game, finishing 45-79 (57.0%). Philadelphia (6-8) has won just 3 of their last 10 games.
Turner went 10-18 and converted 7-8 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Philadelphia were Hollis Thompson with 16 points and 7 rebounds, and Michael Carter-Williams with 12 points and 11 assists. Caron Butler had another strong performance for Milwaukee despite the loss, putting up 38 points on 13-22 shooting (4-8 on 3-point attempts), in addition to going 8-11 from the free throw line. Ersan Ilyasova contributed 19 points and 6 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 61.4%, the 76ers posted a FTA rate of 36.7. This season, they are 1-0 when they exceed 55% and 35.0 in those respective metrics. Conversely, the Bucks are 0-1 when allowing their opponents to hit those marks.
Milwaukee (2-9) has now lost 7 straight games.
Coming up, the 76ers take on the Indiana Pacers, who are 11-1 on the season. The Bucks go up against the Charlotte Bobcats, currently sitting at 6-7 this year.