Happy Christmas! We hope you’re all having a lovely time with your families and those closest to you. If you’re a Sixers fan, today couldn’t much better. Basketball and Christmas?! What a dream come true!
The Philadelpia 76ers take on the Milwaukee Bucks later today at the Wells Fargo Center with a 22-10 mark while the Bucks are 27-4. The Sixers got their 22nd win by taking down the Pistons on December 23, in a game that saw Tobias Harris drop 35 points and Ben Simmons rally to a career high 17 assists.
The Bucks took two of three game from the Sixers during the 2018-19 season, with the Sixers only win coming on March 17 on the road.
The Sixers will not have Matisse Thybulle after he got hurt in the team’s most recent game.
Matisse Thybulle sustained hyperextension injury late in fourth quarter last night after contact with Troy Brown Jr.
Was evaluted this morning & has been diagnosed with bone bruise and sprain of right knee.
Thybulle is OUT indefinitely & will be re-evaluated in approx 2 weeks.
— Serena Winters (@SerenaWinters) December 22, 2019
Sixers on Christmas Day:
The 76ers are 17-14 all time on Christmas day. They fell to the Celtics last year in Overtime, while their last win on Christmas Day was in 2017 when they took apart the Knicks at Madison Squre Garden.
This will be the first time in 31 years that the 76ers will be playing on Christday Day at Home. The reason for such a huge timeframe is largely due to ‘Disney on Ice’ taking over the Wells Fargo Center during the Christmas holiday. The last time the Sixers played a home game on Christmas Day was in 1988 when they took down the Washington Bullets at the Spectrum.
Possible preview of East Finals:
This game could be a possible preview for the Easten Conference Finals and will be the first test to see how they do against each other.
One thing to keep an eye on in the game would be the battle of the big men between Joel Embiid and Giannis Antetokounmpo.
The game will be LIVE on ABC at 2:30 PM with Dave Pasch, Doris Burke, Tom Rinaldi on the call.
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