Justin Anderson had himself a big night as the Philadelphia 76ers ran roughshod over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks, 130-95. Anderson, who came off the bench for Philly, finished with one point shy of tying his career-high with 25 points on 9-for-17 shooting from the field and a blistering 5-for-12 from three. He scored eight points in his first three minutes on the court.
Along with the points, Anderson grabbed six rebounds, had one steal, one block, and one assist in 32 minutes. The 76ers have now won a franchise-best 16 straight games and will be the No. 3 seed in the East in the NBA Playoffs.
The 76ers had control of the game from the tip, leading 46-18 after the first quarter thanks to 8-for-11 shooting in the opening 12 minutes. Anderson’s 25 points were a team best and matched the 25 scored by Jabari Parker on the Bucks.
On top of the three pointers, Anderson had dunks...
JUSTIN ANDERSON HAS BEEN UNLEASHED pic.twitter.com/w8LjUw87Yn— Drew Corrigan (@Dcorrigan50) April 12, 2018
...and of course Virginia’s favorite from JA - defense into offense:
Justin Anderson turning defense into offense! https://t.co/veZullPS5X pic.twitter.com/3Ycjful6YD— Basketball Society (@BBallSociety_) April 12, 2018
Opposite Anderson was Malcolm Brogdon, back in his second game after missing a couple months for an injury. Brogdon had a solid game despite the Bucks struggling overall, scoring 13 points on 5-for-10 shooting (3-for-5 from three) in 18 minutes of action. The Bucks’ final seed hasn’t yet been decided, but they could still be the No. 6 or No. 7 seed in the playoffs.
Around the rest of the league, Mike Scott had 10 points in the Washington Wizards’ loss to the Orlando Magic, and London Perrantes had four points, two steals, and a block in the Cleveland Cavaliers’ loss to the New York Knicks. Joe Harris did not play due to an ankle injury, and his season is over as the Brooklyn Nets will not make the playoffs.