No, it is not time to press the panic button just yet. A tough overtime loss to the Detroit Pistons last night was not ideal, but it happens, and now the Sixers need to dust themselves off and come out swinging on national television once again. Now standing at an even record of 2-2, the Sixers have a chance to get back on track after falling apart last night, giving up 50 points to Blake Griffin in the process.
Not everything was bad from last night’s game, Joel Embiid was his usual dominant self, once again proving he owns all of the real estate in Andre Drummond’s head, and Markelle Fultz looked good in the questionably limited minutes he was given. In a game without Ben Simmons due to back tightness the team held their own.
As for the Bucks, they last played on Monday, securing a win over the New York Knicks where Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a game high 31 points with teammate Khris Middleton not far behind, with 30 points of his own. The matchup of the night might not be what people are expecting, but it will be interesting to see if either Joel Embiid or Dario Saric can dominate Malcolm Brogdon and prove that one of them are the rightful owner of the 2017 NBA Rookie of the Year award.
After missing last night’s game against the Pistons and most of the game against the Magic, it is a toss up whether or not Ben Simmons, will be able to play. He has been listed as probable so we may see his return to action in guarding the Greek Freak.
Sixers: Ben Simmons (back), Wilson Chandler (hamstring), Jerryd Bayless (knee), Zhaire Smith (foot)
Bucks: D.J. Wilson (hamstring)
When: 9:30 p.m. EST
Where: Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee, WI
TV: ESPN, NBC Sports Philadelphia
Radio: 97.5 The Phanatic