For the final time this season, the Philadelphia 76ers will take on the Milwaukee Bucks. These two clubs battled it out on Thursday, but the outcome wasn’t in Philly’s favor: Milwaukee won, 124-117. The Sixers look to avoid the season sweep against the Bucks, as they are 0-2 against them this season.
Like we just mentioned, the 76ers are coming off a horrible loss to the Bucks. Milwaukee seemed to hit nearly every shot they attempted, and the Sixers couldn’t respond; their play on the offensive end was pretty good, they just couldn’t make any defensive adjustments. A lot has to change this afternoon. Harris HAS to be more impactful consistently, rather than just here and there today. Though he’s coming off an injury, the team needs to see his normal form sooner rather than later. It will give Embiid more than enough room to operate if he can keep the defense honest. We must also see a change in the defense: whether that be schemes, execution, etc. More on-ball pressure is needed. Starting Thybulle may help immensely. Philly cannot afford to give up all momentum and dig themselves in a hole, expecting to come back against Giannis.
PHI Injury Report:
- Ben Simmons – OUT
- Paul Reed – OUT
- Joel Embiid – QUESTIONABLE
- Furkan Korkmaz – QUESTIONABLE
The Bucks are coming off a massive victory against the Sixers, just 2 days ago; they’re looking to translate that energy to today’s matchup; most importantly, Milwaukee’s looking to replicate the magnificent shooting. They’re also looking for another great performance from starters, Giannis, Middleton, and Lopez, along with Portis off the bench. These guys practically handled business by themselves! However, it shouldn’t be as easy this time around; Bucks should most definitely expect changes in the Sixers play, on both ends of the ball.
MIL Injury Report:
Tune in at 3:30 PM EST, on ESPN, to watch Philly battle Milwaukee in their final matchup of the season!