Saturday, July 4, 2015

Sixers look to bounce back against Bucks

The 76ers want to show that they’re better than Wednesday’s setback to the Toronto Raptors indicates.

Sixers look to bounce back against Bucks

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Bucks forward Larry Sanders dunks in front of 76ers guard Evan Turner and center Spencer Hawes. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)
Bucks forward Larry Sanders dunks in front of 76ers guard Evan Turner and center Spencer Hawes. (Jeffrey Phelps/AP)

The 76ers want to show that they’re better than Wednesday’s setback to the Toronto Raptors indicates.

Their first opportunity to do so comes Friday night versus the Milwaukee Bucks at the Well Fargo Center.

“I think we came out pretty slow last game,” point guard Michael Carter-Williams said of the 108-98 setback to the Raptors.

The Sixers had 20 turnovers while surrending 14 three-pointers.

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“We want to come out better than that,” Carter-Williams added. “We are a better team than what we showed. We all want to get back on the court.”

At this time, the Bucks (2-8) are the ideal opponents for a squad in need of confidence.

Milwaukee heads into the matchup with a six-game losing streak and are without shot-blocker Larry Sanders.

The 6-foot-11 center is out until mid December after having surgery to repair torn ligament in his right thumb. He suffered the injury in a nightclub fight on Nov. 3.

The Sixers (5-8) look to snap their four-game losing streak.  They’ve also lost eight of their last 10 games.

Carter-Williams personally likes to get back on track.  The rookie point guard returned to action Wednesday after missing the previous four games with a left foot arch bruise.

He struggled against the Raptors, scoring 10 points on 2-for-10 shooting. The 6-6, 185-pounder also finished with a six assists, six turnovers and two blocked shots.

“I think I got a little fatigued early on with all the sitting out a week,” he said. “But I’m ready to go, again.”

Carter-Williams is averaging 16.6 points, 7.4 assists and 2.33 steals this season.

Follow and contact Inquirer 76ers beat writer Keith Pompey on Twitter @PompeyOnSixers



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Keith Pompey has been an Inquirer reporter since September 2004 and took over the Sixers beat in the summer of 2013 after covering Temple basketball and football for the previous three years.

Marc Narducci has served in a variety of roles with the Inquirer since beginning in 1983. He has covered the 76ers as a backup and a beat writer. In addition, Narducci has covered everything from the Super Bowl to the World Series and a lot in between.

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