In the early part of the 2020-21 season, the Philadelphia 76ers received big boosts from their bench unit when the time called for it. They received big games from Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz when needed, but it has been a struggle lately.
Milton is the only real consistent source of offense and when he went out with an ankle injury on Feb. 9 and missed time, that threw the bench unit out of whack. He returned on Sunday and scored nine points, but he did not shoot the ball well, and the bench was outplayed by the bench unit of the Toronto Raptors in the loss.
In the second half, Philadelphia built a 72-59 lead, but Toronto inserted Chris Boucher. He knocked down five 3s, and he scored 17 points in the second half. He was a big difference and Toronto was able to rally against the bench unit.