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Sixers Bell Ringer: Game 57 - Road struggles continue in blowout defeat to Milwaukee

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Sixers fall to 9-20 away from home

Philadelphia 76ers v Milwaukee Bucks Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

For a refresher on our Bell Ringer series, take a look back at our first post of the season.

Bell Ringer Standings

Ben Simmons - 16
Tobias Harris - 10
Joel Embiid - 10
Josh Richardson - 8
Furkan Korkmaz - 5
Matisse Thybulle - 3
Al Horford - 1
James Ennis - 1
Raul Neto - 1
Shake Milton - 1

Just five minutes into Saturday night’s big road game against the Bucks, Ben Simmons’ back injury flared up and he headed to the locker room, not to return to the court. Things only went downhill from there, as the Sixers never held a lead in the game, and Milwaukee broke the game open with a 37-point third quarter. The only good news from this 119-98 loss is that the Sixers are back at home Monday night. Let’s choose a Bell Ringer before never thinking about this game again.

Furkan Korkmaz: 17 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 0 turnovers

While everything else was collapsing around the team in the third quarter, Furkan was at least getting his on the offensive end. He shot 4-of-7 for nine points in the period, part of an impressive, balanced offensive effort. Korkmaz shot 3-of-4 from behind the arc, sinking one triple off a Redick-like DHO action with Joel Embiid. But Furkan also had some beautiful buckets inside the arc, hitting a couple pull-up jumpers, a running baseline floater, and a sweeping lay-in. It’s great that he continues to show opposing defenses much more than “we have to worry about this guy hitting spot-up shots.”

Shake Milton: 17 points, 2 assists, 1 turnover

Shake shook free for all 17 of his points in the second half, going 5-of-7 from downtown for the game. A couple of his treys were of the pull-up, off-the-dribble variety, an ever-elusive play on this Sixers team. When Simmons and Embiid are back to full strength/effectiveness, they’ll need guys knocking down the open looks that will become available; Milton could certainly fill such a role with performances like tonight.

Glenn Robinson III: 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals, 0 turnovers

Robinson made a couple high-energy plays offensively, cutting into the paint for a putback of a Joel Embiid miss, and going coast-to-coast for a bucket off a steal. Those steals were where he really shined, though, making multiple off-ball reads to cause rare disruptions to the Bucks offense. It was a solid two-way performance in his 20 minutes of action, showing why he is a strong option as the fifth starter.

Poll

Who is the Sixers’ Bell Ringer for the loss in Milwaukee?

This poll is closed

  • 59%
    Furkan Korkmaz
    (344 votes)
  • 33%
    Shake Milton
    (193 votes)
  • 7%
    Glenn Robinson III
    (43 votes)
580 votes total Vote Now