Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
The Philadelphia 76ers will put a three-game win streak on the line Monday night when they try to shut down the league's fastest-paced team, the Milwaukee Bucks, led by Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings.
The Sixers have won with defense, holding the New Orleans Hornets to 62 points, and with offense, with Evan Turner and Jrue Holiday each eclipsing 20 points against the typically defensively solid Boston Celtics. But they've gotten it done in three straight games, doing more than staying afloat as they wait for the return of Andrew Bynum, who will apparently not return until mid-December at the earliest. Holiday's shooting at a career-best level, leading the way with 18.2 points per game.
The 76ers take on the team that plays with the fastest pace in the NBA, the Bucks. Monta Ellis has dominated the ball for Milwaukee, scoring 21.2 points per game, but the team's strength is its depth: Mike Dunleavy and Larry Sanders are each averaging double-digits on very efficient scoring off the bench, with Dunleavy shooting a preposterous 64.7 percent from three on the young season while Sanders is averaging 12.0 points on under eight shots per game and leads the team with 9.2 rebounds.
The Bucks have gotten out to a 3-2 start, including a double-digit win against the Boston Celtics, although they lost the second matchup between the teams.
Here's the info on the game:
Monday, November 12: Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m., CSN Philly