49 points.

That’s what the Milwaukee Bucks put up in the second quarter of last night’s game against the Sixers. Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brook Lopez, and Khris Middleton combined for 40 of those points, helping the Bucks run past the Sixers 123-108. A Sixers’ 12 point lead turned into a Buck performance that couldn’t be matched.

After sitting out Tuesday night’s loss to the Pistons, Ben Simmons returned to the court and put up a triple-double with 14 points, 11 assists, and 13 rebounds. Joel Embiid, who got warned for flopping in the Pistons game, led the team with 30 and 19. JJ Redick had 19 points, Dario Saric recorded 15, and Markelle Fultz scored five on 2-of-6 shooting, including making his only 3-point attempt.

Robert Covington scored eight points on 3-of-10 shooting and was the subject of a take on Twitter. Some people think he’s a God, while others think he sucks. He’s in the middle of that, and he’s a great defender.

Anyways, let’s hope the team can rebound from the awful road trip. This team could be 1-4 if the Magic completed their comeback last week. Have the Sixers really been impressive this year? I say no. Philly returns home on Saturday night to take on the Hornets.

The Roundup:

Plenty of players didn’t practice yesterday for the Eagles.

Corey Clement and Josh Adams were the only running backs on the active roster to practice. Donnel Pumphrey practiced as well, but he’s on the practice squad.

Despite being on the injury report, Doug Pederson confirmed that Derek Barnett is out for the year. That’ll mean more playing time for Josh Sweat.

With Patrick Peterson off the trade market, the Birds are still looking for corners:

Last night’s episode of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia paid tribute to the Eagles’ Super Bowl win.

After two days off, the Flyers will travel up to Boston to take on the Bruins tonight at 7 PM on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Mikhail Vorobyev will return to the lineup with Michael Raffl out.

Also possibly returning to the lineup soon is goalie Michal Neuvirth. He stopped 31 of 34 shots in Lehigh Valley’s win over Hartford last night.

The Phillies will hire Josh Bonifay as their new farm director.

The Phillies would not confirm the hire; clubs are discouraged from making formal announcements during the World Series. For the better part of two months, the Phillies formulated an exhaustive candidate list and interviewed candidates to replace Joe Jordan, who resigned from the farm director job in early September amid philosophical differences with the front office.

Bonifay, 40, comes from a baseball family. His father, Cam, was Pittsburgh’s general manager for almost a decade and later the director of player development in Tampa Bay. His grandfather, brother, nephew and cousin were players, scouts or executives in baseball. In Josh Bonifay, the Phillies can boast someone with a fresh perspective who does not have ties to the organization but comes with 20 years of experience in uniform. Bonifay has never held a front-office job; his minor-league playing career immediately transitioned into a coaching role.

The Phillies will ask Bonifay to enact some change across a player-development system rich in pitching depth but one that lacks a recent track record in developing significant position-player talent. In the wake of Jordan’s resignation, the Phillies did not retain four minor-league hitting coaches — Andy Tracy, Sal Rende, Frank Cacciatore and John Mizerock — and cut ties with another longtime field instructor, Doug Mansolino. Implicit in those decisions was the Phillies’ desire to modernize their player-development operation.

In other sports news, the Red Sox are two games away from the winning the World Series after beating the Dodgers 4-2 in Game 2 of the World Series. Game 3 is Friday night.

The Giants’ fire sale is officially on.

The Minnesota Twins will hire Rocco Baldelli as their next manager.

Eytan Shander and Harry Mayes have a new podcast.

Allen Iverson is a spokesman for a new sports betting company.

In the news, the mail bomb targets continue. Robert De Niro and Joe Biden have been new targets.

Facebook earned themselves a $644,000 fine over a data breach.