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Sixers-Bucks Preview: No Time To Party

After an incredible home win last night against the Clippers, the Sixers now take to the road for a game against the Greek Freak and the Milwaukee Bucks.

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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Sixers won a huge game against the Los Angeles Clippers last night, however there will be no rest for the weary as less than 24 hours following that euphoric victory, they must play a game in the Central Time Zone.

Where in the Central Time Zone, you may ask? The Sixers are going to Milwaukee, a city most recently known for being less than 20 miles away from the cow-manure filled town of Waukesha, birthplace of this season’s Bachelor Nick Viall. Milwaukee also has a really cool art museum that you can apparently rollerblade through. Or at least you can rollerblade through it if you are with a large production company shooting a major network reality show.

While I could keep going on about The Bachelor because how could you not love a TV show where a spoiled beyond belief 24-year old woman refuses to shovel “poopie” in her quest to court a Milwaukee man 12 years older than her, it’s best we move on to Milwaukee’s other great entertainment product, the Bucks. With the Sixers now among the Eastern Conference’s many fringe playoff contenders, a game against the Bucks takes on an extra bit of importance since the Bucks are also among those teams and sit only a game behind the Bulls for the 8-seed.

Last night the Sixers went up against a star player making a return from a month-long absence due to injury, tonight the Sixers go up against a star in mid-season form. Giannis Antetokounmpo is a man whose PER is currently the 6th highest in the NBA and his amazing on-court versatility will provide a real test for a Sixers team that will once again be without Joel Embiid, as previously scheduled. Sixers fans will also once again get the pleasure of watching Jabari Parker, one of two people selected before Embiid in the 2014 NBA Draft and someone who currently in his 3rd year is yet to show the skyhigh potential Embiid has shown in his rookie season, although in fairness to Parker he has taken a huge step forward this season in numerous statistical categories.

The last time the Sixers and the Bucks met was a week and a half ago on Martin Luther King Day, back when the Bucks were in the middle of what would become a 5-game losing streak that remained until a couple days ago when the Bucks exploded offensively for 127 points against the Rockets, led by Giannis’s 31 points and Parker’s 28 points.

With both teams coming off needed wins each of which featured offensive explosions, tonight’s game figures to be rather critical as the Sixers attempt to remain in the playoffs conversation and the Bucks attempt to reverse the damage done to their place in the standings following last week’s barrage of losses.

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