A four-point lead with six minutes to play never feels comfortable, but the Milwaukee Bucks' 110-102 win on Tuesday night was an exception.
Bucks fans are no strangers to sloppy, lethargic basketball. NBA malaise has infected a fair share of Milwaukee games over the past few years (or decade, if you really want to be cynical). Even by those standards, Tuesday's triumph over the free-falling Philadelphia 76ers felt different.
The lead changed four times in the first three minutes, and never again over the remaining 45. It was one of those games where a single digit-scoring margin felt like a triple digit deficit to the trailing team. Both teams were careless at times, with the Bucks turning 16 turnovers into 22 points and the Sixers flipping 14 turnovers into 24 points.
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