After 16 wins in a row, the Milwaukee Bucks lost again in the North American basketball league NBA.

The Bucks lost 130-133 (59-53) to the Philadelphia 76ers in a top game in the Eastern Conference. The winning streak was the longest of any NBA team this season – most recently the Phoenix Suns had won more games in a row earlier in the preseason.

Three-point throws decide the game

Against the 76ers it looked like another victory for the Bucks for star player Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Milwaukee team led until the last minute of the game, but then James Harden and Joel Embiid converted two three-pointers in quick succession to give the 76ers a lead for the first time in the second half. The team from Philadelphia couldn’t take it anymore, including converting all six free throws in the tight final phase.

Harden scored a total of 38 points and, with ten assists and nine rebounds, just missed a so-called triple double with double-digit values ​​in three statistics. Embiid contributed 31 points, ten assists and six rebounds. Antetokounmpo had 34 points and 13 rebounds for the Bucks. Milwaukee continues to lead the Eastern Conference, with Philadelphia third.

At the other end of the table, the Houston Rockets ended an 11-loss streak with a 122-110 win over the San Antonio Spurs as the two weakest teams in the Western Conference met.