Wednesday, July 30, 2014
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Sixers face Milwaukee Bucks in afternoon tilt

The Sixers look to continue their home dominance this season as they'll host the lowly Milwaukee Bucks at 2 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Sixers face Milwaukee Bucks in afternoon tilt

You want to talk about dominance? Take a look at some of the numbers the Sixers have posted at the Wells Fargo Center in their five wins this season:

*They've won the five games by an average of 25.2 points.

*They've held the opposition to 79 points a game at home.

*Opponents are shooting 37.6 percent from the floor, including 18.3 percent from beyond the arc.

The Sixers enter today's game with the Milwaukee Bucks (4-7) with a 9-3 record and a three game lead over the second place New York Knicks in the Atlantic Division. They could look to expand on that as the Sixers will host Denver on Wednesday and Atlanta on Friday.

Milwaukee has struggled offensively this season, averaging 92.5 points and is shooting just 43 percent from the floor. Brandon Jennings is leading the team at 18.7 points a contest. But he and backcourt mate Stephen Jackson have turned the ball over 70 times in the first 11 games.

Milwaukee played its last game without starting center Andrew Bogut, who was suffering from concussion symptoms. Early word down here has it that he should play, though the team is going to wait until he gets warmed up before the game to make a decision.

For the Sixers, swingman Evan Turner suffered a charley horse in Saturday's win against the Washington Wizards. Turner said after the game that he'd be good to go today. He should be out on the court shortly, warming up.

More to come...

Bob Cooney
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Bob Cooney has been at the Daily News for more than 20 years, working in the sports department for the past 15. This is his third season on the Sixers beat. He has covered just about everything, but mostly college basketball, where he was the La Salle beat writer for six seasons. E-mail Bob at cooneyb@phillynews.com and follow him on Twitter.

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