The Milwaukee Bucks showed up at the Wells Fargo Center on Monday night with the worst record in the NBA and the next-to-last scoring average in the league. They still proved to be too much for the Sixers in a 130-110 victory (see story).
Here are a few stats and notes from the game:
• The Sixers have dropped 11 straight, including 10 in a row at home. The franchise record for consecutive losses is 20, set by the 9-73 1972-73 team. That team also holds a piece of the most consecutive losses at home mark of 13.
The losing streak is the longest since the Sixers lost 12 in a row in 2009-10. The home losing skid is the longest since the 1996-97 team dropped 12 straight at the Spectrum.
• Defense? What defense? The Sixers have allowed at least 110 points in 11 straight games. The last time a Sixers’ team did that was in 1996-97. The Sixers also have allowed 130-plus points in four games this season. That ties the franchise mark set in 1993-94.
• The Sixers were out-rebounded, 47-28. The Bucks’ bench players grabbed 28 rebounds.
• During the first half, the Bucks’ bench scored 39 points and nearly out-scored the Sixers (44). The Bucks’ bench out-scored the Sixers’ reserves, 72-24.
• The Sixers had a season-high 16 steals and forced 23 turnovers. Over the last two games, the Sixers have 31 steals. Going back to the 2003-04 season, only one other team has notched at least 15 steals in back-to-back games (Denver in 2011-12).
• Thad Young posted big numbers again on Monday, scoring 28 points with a career-high seven assists, five rebounds and six steals. That follows Friday’s game against Dallas in which Young had 30 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and seven steals.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Young has the third-most games of 25 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals in franchise history over the past 25 seasons. Allen Iverson had 12 25-5-5-5 games while Charles Barkley and Andre Iguodala had four a piece.
Interestingly, Young has done it just twice and in back-to-back games.
• Rookie Michael Carter-Williams scored 25 points on 7 for 11 shooting, Monday night. He has scored 20-plus in back-to-back games three times this season. Over the last five games, Carter-Williams is averaging 20.6 points and shooting 46.7 percent.
• Tony Wroten started for the 13th time of the season and scored 19 points (15 shots) against the Bucks. As a starter, Wroten is averaging 18.4 points and 5.2 assists per game. As a reserve, Wroten is averaging 11.1 points and 2.1 assists per game.