Caron Butler earned his second double-double this season, scoring 22 points and registering 11 rebounds, to help the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 116-106. The Bucks were on fire in this game, finishing 43-82 (52.4%). Milwaukee (6-21) has won just three of their last 10 games.
Butler finished 8-21 (2-10 from three-point range) and 4-6 from the free throw line. Milwaukee also got solid performances from Khris Middleton with 27 points and 5 rebounds, Brandon Knight with 21 points and 6 assists, and Giannis Antetokounmpo with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Thaddeus Young had another quality performance for Philadelphia despite the loss, scoring 30 points on 11-19 shooting, including 4-4 from behind the arc. He also added 10 rebounds. Spencer Hawes chipped in 25 points and 11 rebounds, Michael Carter-Williams finished with 19 points and 12 assists, and Evan Turner put up 10 points and 6 rebounds.
This drops Philadelphia (8-20) to 1-1 against Milwaukee on the year.
Coming up, the Bucks take on the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 13-15 on the season. The 76ers meet the Phoenix Suns, currently sitting at 15-10 this year. The Bucks lost their last two meetings with Charlotte.