It seemed there was a chance the Sixers would let the game get away from them early, but they received a much-needed spark off the bench from the young veteran guard, Shake Milton. In a rather forgettable shoot performance in the first 12 minutes, Milton essentially saved the Sixers as they were outscored only one point. “We needed a lift.” Milton’s hot shooting wasn’t contagious for any Sixers outside of Seth Curry on Wednesday, but his energy gave the 76ers a big enough spark to put on a stellar defensive performance, which helped them stay in the game. “
While Milton created the spark first on Wednesday, Rivers thought the Sixers’ bench, in general, was a significant boost for his team in Boston.