In the second night of a back-to-back, the Sixers face off against the Milwaukee Bucks. Can the team continue their winning streak?
After a hard-fought win against the New York Knicks, the Sixers have to turn right back around and face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Not exactly an easy win. The Sixers can’t pull any punches if they’re going to beat the Bucks, especially since they will once again be without Joel Embiid.
The Bucks are as hot as any team entering tonight, having won nine of their last 10 games. In that time, Giannis has averaged nearly 32 points while shooting 36.4% and is on a three-game triple-double streak. If the Sixers can somehow pull out a win tonight, it would possibly be their most impressive win yet.
Joel Embiid – Out (Knee)
For the third game in a row, the Philadelphia 76ers will be without their star center Joel Embiid. His presence has been noticed, but the team has a great job pushing through, beating both the Spurs and the Knicks without him.
This isn’t to say they don’t need Embiid because obviously, they do. More so, it’s to say that the team has begun to change the narrative as far as them being helpless with Embiid.
That’s against the Spurs minus DeRozan, and the Knicks thought, this is the Bucks. As they say, a whole different animal. The Sixers will need to be on top of their game and then some to even have a chance especially considering how hot Giannis has been and that Embiid has typically guarded him.
The Bucks are at full strength tonight as not a single name has appeared on their injury report. They will be entering the game with a completely healthy lineup that will give Philly fits most likely.
The Philadelphia 76ers find themselves back on national television tonight as they have a 7:00 PM EST. You can watch the game on ESPN or listen live as always at 97.5 FM The Fanatic.