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Rapid Recap: Bucks 123, Sixers 108

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Giannis’ first triple-double carries Milwaukee to a 4-0 start

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since the 2001-02 season, the Milwaukee Bucks have started a season 4-0. They did so by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers by a score of 123-108.

The first half was a game of hot-and-cold for Milwaukee, as it took a while for them to find their stroke from deep. They’d initially begin ice cold from beyond the arc, but none other than Brook Lopez helped the team strike the match moving forward. His four threes in the second quarter helped Milwaukee settle into their groove.

Though the Sixers made Bucks fans start biting their nails late in the fourth, Milwaukee seemed to be in control much of the game — even despite a sluggish third quarter. This team is boasting quite the firepower early on, and it’s exciting to see them handle a talented opposing team like Philadelphia.

Giannis Antetokounmpo earned his first triple-double of the season, wrapping up his night with a stat line of 32/18/10. He’s now the first player since Wilt Chamberlain in 1965 to start the year with four consecutive games of at least 25 points and 15 rebounds.

Joel Embiid was the leading point scorer for the Sixers. He’d conclude the game with 30 points, 19 rebounds, and six assists.

Stat that Stood Out

Giannis was special as always, but Brook Lopez, man. That guy can shoot. It’s early, but this signing is looking to be quite big so far. He opens up the offense so well and gives this team opportunities they’ve never had before. His record for most 3-point attempts in a game is 14 and tonight he hoisted up 11. However, something tells me that there’s a chance he’ll get plenty of chances to break that personal record moving forward — and if he shoots like this, why not?