Game info: 8pm in Milwaukee. Airing on CSN
The Sixers will look to head into the offseason on a positive note as they face the Bucks tonight in Milwaukee. The Bucks currently hold the 8th seed in the Eastern conference, and if the Sixers want to make the playoffs, a win tonight would be a start.
The Bucks are a strong rebounding team, and although Lavoy Allen has been playing better in that area, it will still be tough to stop for the Sixers.
In addition to the Buck’s frontcourt, they have one of the fastest backcourts in the league with Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings. Dorell Wright, Nick Young, and Evan Turner aren’t very good perimeter defenders so Jrue Holiday will have to have a very good defensive game to try and stop atleast one of the guards.
With the absence of Thad Young, the Sixers will miss a key part of their offense and will have to find a way to score easy baskets. They need to run and push the ball as much as possible, and don’t take contested shots early in the shot clock.
In the previous game against the Clippers, the Sixers defense was probably the worst it has been all year. They didn’t communicate, they let Blake Griffin get right to the basket, and it seemed as if they have never been taught how to box out a player.
Andrew Bynum continues to say he will be back soon, but we don’t know when for sure. The Sixers need to win as much as possible until he comes back. A win tonight in Milwaukee heading into the all star break would be a good start.