The Milwaukee Bucks have done the seemingly impossible. They eliminated the Brooklyn Nets and have moved onto the Eastern Conference finals. However, their opponent is yet to be decided, as the 76ers- Hawks series concludes today at 8 PM ET. Both series have gone through pivotal changes that have stunned prediction experts and analysts around the world.
The Milwaukee Bucks were the clear underdogs in the lengthy 7 game series with the Brooklyn Nets. However, they played excellent basketball and managed to win game 7 on the road. Giannis and the Milwaukee Bucks won a game 7 on the road. The first for the franchise. Giannis also had great praise for Kevin Durant.
The Milwaukee Bucks have little time to rest though. They now wait to see whether they will face the Philadelphia 76ers or Atlanta Hawks. The winner of this series will move onto the NBA finals. The winner will face either the Phoenix Suns or LA Clippers for a chance to win an NBA title.
Philadelphia 76ers or Atlanta Hawks? it’s a no-brainer for the Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks have fought two intense series up to this point. They defeated the Miami Heat in 4 games and the Brooklyn Nets in 7. Additionally, Khris Middleton has stepped up for the Milwaukee Bucks to assist Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks have another competitive series ahead before reaching the NBA finals.
The Atlanta Hawks would be the ideal opponent for the Milwaukee Bucks. This is because the Philadelphia 76ers have players like Simmons and Embiid with enough length and size to contain Giannis. Joel Embiid has a right knee injury.
It is reported to be a meniscus tear. However, the 76ers also have Seth Curry and Tobias Harris to assist this duo. This threat is of greater size than the one the Atlanta Hawks have. Trae Young, John Collins, and the rest of the Atlanta Hawks squad have made their impact on the postseason. However, beating the Milwaukee Bucks in a 7 game series is something that no one would expect the Hawks to do.
This has been a postseason of upsets and comebacks. Injuries defined several series and several fan favourites have already been eliminated from contention. Therefore, it will not be a great surprise if the Atlanta Hawks manage to have a competitive series with the Bucks. However, the Philadelphia 76ers are simply better equipped to handle the Greek Freak and the Bucks. As the 76ers will have home-court advantage in game 7. They are still favoured to face the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals.