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GRADES: Sixers fall to Bucks in OT in sloppy game

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In a candidate for game of the year, Philadelphia surrendered a 19-point lead, made their own unlikeliest of comebacks to force overtime all wrapped in a defensive battle.

Again, without Joel Embiid as he will be out for several more games with a knee injury and in a game where Seth Curry went down with what seemed to be an ankle, Philadelphia fought against one of the best in the league.

Most recaps will talk about how Philadelphia blew the game, and to an extent they gave up a large lead, but it really seems worse because they held Milwaukee to 31 points in the first half. A Tobias Harris layup pushed Philadelphia to their largest lead of the night, 52-33.

From there, Donte DiVincenzo, Khris Middleton, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Brook Lopez combined for 33 of the teams 34 in the quarter bringing Philadelphia’s lead to only nine at 74-65.

A Dwight Howard dunk pushed Philadelphia’s lead to 11 just before Milwaukee would kick off their own duo-driven 13-0 run by DiVincenzo and Antetokounmpo taking the lead 78-76.

The teams would even the game at 80-80 with 5:42 remaining before neither team would score again until the 2:23 mark with Howard serving the mercy.

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