Eastern Conference matchup between the Philadelphia 76ers and Milwaukee Bucks at Fiserv Arena in Milwaukee. This will be the teams’ third encounter of the year. The Sixers has won the last two games.
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The Philadelphia 76ers (51-26) beat the visiting Raptors 117-110 on Friday to win their second game in a row after losing three in a row.
Joel Embiid and James Harden each put up double-doubles, Harden scored 23 points and dished out 11 assists, and Embiid scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
Joel Embiid leads the NBA with 33 points per game on average. He also leads the Sixers in blocks per game (1.7) and rebounds per game (10.2). Harden is also among the league’s top players. His 10.9 assists per game are the highest in the NBA.
Tobias Harris missed the Sixers’ game on Friday due to illness, but he will be ready to play on Sunday against the Bucks. He is averaging 15.0 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game this season.
The 76ers will play the Bucks again with the hope of sweeping the season series. Both of their most recent games were victories, and their 133-130 victory over the Bucks on March 4 ended the Bucks’s 16-game winning run.
Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks faced off against a top Eastern Conference opponent on Thursday. The Philadelphia 76ers are coming to town on Sunday night, and it promises to be another exciting game.
Milwaukee (55-22) was been defeated by the Boston Celtics (140-99), their second worst home loss in franchise history.
In the Eastern Conference, Milwaukee is first, but only by a half-game, with Boston in second and a two-and-a-half game lead over Philadelphia in third.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 24 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, dished out 2 assists, blocked 1 shot, and stole 1 ball in 25 minutes against the Celtics.
Even though he shot only 40.1% from the field, Antetokounmpo once again led Milwaukee in scoring and field goal percentage.
In 13 consecutive games, Antetokounmpo has above the 20-point mark. He is the top player on the Bucks and averages 31.1 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.
Meyers Leonard injured his calf and had to sit out for the Bucks’ game against the Celtics. Budenholzer has expressed “hope” to the media that Leonard will return for more regular season action.
After being suspended for one game for headbutting Celtics’ Blake Griffin, Milwaukee will be without Thanasis Antetokounmpo as well.
On Thursday, Khris Middleton was elbowed in the face, causing him to bleed profusely and force him to exit the game against the Celtics. But, his participation is anticipated against the 76ers.