The Milwaukee Bucks will need to shoot much better in the second half if they are going to beat the Philadelphia 76ers.
Milwaukee is shooting just 37.3% (19 for 51) and trails the Sixers, 62-53, at the half.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has had to work very hard for his game-high 17 points. The Greek Freak has made just 5 of 13 shots, although he did made consecutive 3-pointers late in the second period.
Joel Embiid leads the Sixers with 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting and already has 10 rebounds. JJ Redick has made 4 of 5 shots, including both 3-pointers, for 10 points.
The Sixers are dominating the boards, 33-22, including nine offensive rebounds.
D.J. Wilson has made his last three 3-pointers today and is 3 for 4 from distance. He missed his first, making him 2 for his last 24 in his last 11 games, before making his next three to keep the Bucks in the game.
Khris Middleton has struggled mightily thus far, going 2 for 10 and 1 for 5 on 3-pointers. Nikola Mirotic is 0 for 3, all 3-pointers.
The Sixers shot just 38.7% in the first quarter, but improved to 54.2% (13 of 24) in the second period and are at 45.5%.