Strangely, they only received eight free throws despite continuing to get to the basket.
“I definitely thought we were being aggressive,” said Tobias Harris who only took two free throws. “We knew from the start of the game that we wanted to get into the paint and getting to the line. I definitely thought we did a good job of that and just so happened we didn’t get the free throws or we didn’t get to the line as we may have wanted to. Sometimes, that’s just how it goes.”
Three of Philadelphia’s free throws came when Furkan Korkmaz was fouled on a 3-point attempt and then Seth Curry shot a free throw off a technical foul. “I thought we were driving, especially the first half every bit as much as them, and I think one was three free throws from Furk and the other one was a tech from Seth. So other than that, we had four free throws, which tells us we weren’t driving enough. I didn’t think we did get to the paint enough, but I thought we should have went to the line a little bit more.”
The Bucks, on the other hand, took 24 free throws and that was a big reason why they were able to rally and win.