Their Christmas Day matchup is a distant memory now after the Milwaukee Bucks defeating Philadelphia 76ers 112-101 at Fiserv Forum Thursday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo clearly used his holiday struggles as motivation, getting 30 points, 20 rebounds, and six assists in the rematch to lead all players in the game. Khris Middleton came alive in the second half, scoring 16 of 20 points after the break. The Sixers only stayed alive in the game thanks to their ability to hit the three, knocking down 19 of their 45 attempts behind the arc. The two teams are heading into opposite directions a week away from the All-Star break with the Bucks boasting the NBA's best record at 44-7 while the Sixers dropped their fourth game in a row.