At Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Philadelphia 76ers will play the Milwaukee Bucks in the most important Eastern Conference game.
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The Bucks and the Sixers have split their first two games this season, both of which took place in Philadelphia. Milwaukee’s first game of the season was on October 20. They won 90-88. On November 18, they lost 110-102.
Since the Phoenix Suns won 18 straight games last season, Milwaukee’s win streak is the longest in the NBA. The Bucks have won 20 games in a row, which is a team record. This happened in the 1970-71 season, when they also won 16 games in a row and won the NBA championship.
On Saturday, when they play the Philadelphia 76ers, who have lost three of their last four games, the Bucks will try to win their 17th straight game.
On Wednesday, Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 31 points and Jrue Holiday added 23 points as Milwaukee beat the Orlando Magic 139-117. In the win, the Bucks made a season-high 26 3-point shots.
Antetokounmpo has scored more than 30 points in two straight games since coming back from his quadriceps injury. He will try to help the Bucks beat the 76ers on Saturday for their 17th straight win.
Philadelphia wants to get back on track after losing on the road to the Dallas Mavericks by a score of 133-126 on Thursday. The Sixers had a hard time stopping Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic, who scored 82 points between them for Dallas.
Joel Embiid scored 35 points, Tyrese Maxey added 29, and James Harden scored 27 for Philadelphia. The Mavericks made a season-high 25 3-point shots, which is also the most the Sixers have allowed in a game this season.
After missing the last game because of a foot problem, Embiid was back in the lineup and scored 35 points in 36 minutes to lead the team. Even though any injury to Embbid is going to worry anyone who has him on their team, this may have just been the coaching staff being careful on a back-to-back set.
The six-time All-Star averages 33 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.6 blocks per game.
Embiid said he is sure that his sore foot won’t be a long-term problem for the Sixers. The Sixers are third in the Eastern Conference, five games behind Milwaukee, which is in first place.
Tyrese Maxey has been playing well lately, and we hope that will continue in today’s game.