Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers Matchup Preview (11/09/2021)
By Max Heering
In a particularly light Tuesday NBA slate, the 4-6 Milwaukee Bucks will be playing the 8-2 Philadelphia 76ers on the road tonight in Philadelphia. The Bucks have struggled to string some wins together and lost their last game 101-94 to a pretty good Washington Wizards team. Giannis Antetokounmpo was a man on a mission in that game. He ended with 29 points and 18 rebounds in 39 minutes. Grayson Allen also contributed 19 points in 34 minutes. The Bucks struggled at the free throw line only hitting 10 of 18 free throws in that game.
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The Philadelphia 76ers are first in the Eastern Conference with their 8-2 record. They beat the Chicago Bulls 114-105 in their last game. They have been dealing with a lot of injuries and only eight players logged minutes in that game. Joel Embiid was a star and had 30 points and 15 rebounds. Furkan Korkmaz also had 25 points off the bench. It is worth noting that the 76ers went 13/26 from behind the three-point line.
Bucks vs. 76ers Predictions
The Milwaukee Bucks have been playing without Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez for the last couple games and have been noticeably worse without them. The 76ers also have been dealing with a lot of injuries. They will play without Matisse Thybulle, Tobias Harris, Ben Simmons, and possibly Danny Green tonight.
I expect the 76ers to outmatch the Bucks at home. They are very injured, but they have been playing well, anyway. I do not know if it is sustainable for the whole season, but it has been working so far and will continue to work tonight. The Bucks will keep it close, but will not be able to win, because they have not figured out how to win in their current situation.