NBA Matchup: Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: 9th November 2021
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Two of Big teams of The Eastern Conference – Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers will have the season’s 1st meet on 9th Nov.
Milwaukee Bucks this Season
Milwaukee Bucks is heavily affected by injuries. They never had a complete championship-winning team playing together except for the season opener match against Brooklyn Nets. The bucks though are 4-6 at this moment and trying to keep pace for a playoff spot.
Till Now Giannis is a one-man show for Bucks – Leading them in Points (27.8), Rebounds (11.1), Assists (6.0), Steals (1.2), and Blocks (1.7). He was the youngest player to achieve a similar feat in his MVP season also. That season he led Bucks in points, blocks, assists, and rebounds.
Plenty of dunks to go around this week.
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Philadelphia 76ers this Season
The absence of Ben Simmons from the start of the season cast questions over Philadelphia’s title challenge. Doc Rivers – known to utilize the floor effectively, has trusted Seth Curry with playmaking and given the mammoth task of carrying Offense for the team.
Seth Curry till this season was used as a backup guard. But he had the potential to be a deadly offensive threat like his brother Stephen. Joel Embiid now has Andre Drummond as backup or support – who is always in the top 3 for Rebounds. The combination of these 3 allowed Philly to be a Dark Horse for season 2021.
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Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers Match Prediction
Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia are great teams at both ends of the floor. But they both are shorthanded currently. Philadelphia is scoring 111.1 points per game while Milwaukee is with 106.7 Points. Defensively Philly allows 102.6 points and the Bucks are at 108.6 points per game.
Milwaukee’s offence and defence have always centred around Giannis Antetokounmpo. His great athletic abilities allowed their points at the fast break. This season their pace and fast breakpoints are restricted to 12 points per game.
As a team, with Seth Curry’s offensive performances and good team defence, Philadelphia is at +8.5 scoring difference while Reigning Champions are at -1.9. It is easier to say the 76ers are much better this season. 76ers are even leading NBA with 49.8% shooting with most efficient 40% from 3 points.
The bucks are playing most of the season without a normal starting lineup for them. Philadelphia has adjusted their play to the absence of Ben Simmons up till now. But now Covid stuck 76ers will be without Joel Embiid for this match. This will definitely tilt the match in Buck’s favour.
Khris Middleton (Covid 19): Expected to be out till 14th Nov
Donte DiVincenzo (Ankle): Expected to be out till 16th Nov
Brook Lopez (Back): Expected to be out till 10th Nov
Joel Embiid (Covid 19): Expected to be out till 18th Nov
Isaiah Joe (Covid 19): Expected to be out till 16th Nov
Tobias Harris (Covid 19): Expected to be out till 11th Nov
Matisse Thybulle (Covid 19): Expected to be out till 10th Nov
Grant Riller (Knee): Expected to be out till 1st Dec
Ben Simmons (Personal): Undecided.
How to watch Milwaukee Bucks vs Philadelphia 76ers?
The match between the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks will be held at Wells Fargo Center. The stadium is prepared to accept fans in full capacity. International viewers can access the game on NBA League Pass. While National broadcaster for the US will be ESPN.
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