Milton, For the Win

by Lauren Rosen

Snapshot:

It was a fight until the end, and it ended like this:

Shake Milton game-winner.

The 76ers (40-27) led by as many as 14 in Monday’s matchup with the San Antonio Spurs (29-37), but the Spurs kept things interesting until the final seconds.

With 7.2 seconds remaining, Milton hit the difference-maker, sending the Sixers to a 132-130 win.

Joel Embiid shone once again, leading the team with 27 points, while Tobias Harris added another 25. 

Key Contributors:

  • Shake Milton

    • Including the game-winner, Milton finished with 16 points, five rebounds, three assists, and shot 6-for-9 from the floor.

    • Brett Brown on Milton's finish: “The poise, and grace that he goes about his business with, was reflected in that moment… and he ended up with, maybe, one of the biggest shots of his career.”

    • Embiid on Milton: “That was a big shot he hit - he gave us the win. I’m extremely happy for him.”

  • Joel Embiid

    • Embiid had his second standout performance in as many games, recording 26 points, nine rebounds, five assists, and a steal.

    • Brett Brown on Embiid: “I thought Joel was great. Not good, I thought he was great tonight.”

  • Tobias Harris

    • Harris had yet another strong performance, finishing with 25 points, six rebounds, and four assists. He shot 10-for-17 from the floor, and hit three of his five attempts from deep.

  • Josh Richardson

    • Richardson came out hot, scoring 10 first quarter points. He ended his outing with 19 points, two assists, and a steal, shooting a flawless 6-for-6 from the foul line.

    • Brown on Richardson: “J-Rich’s mentality of how he attacked the game was obvious from the get-go.”

  • Al Horford

    • Al Horford was big off the bench for the Sixers, finishing with nine points (4-7 FG), six rebounds, and three assists.

  • Furkan Korkmaz

    • Korkmaz was the leading scorer off the bench, finishing with 12 points, three rebounds, and a steal.

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The Wizards have struggled thus far in their Orlando tenure, dropping their first three contests inside the bubble.

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