The Sixer Sense Podcast is coming to you fresh off of an incredible comeback win by the Philadelphia 76ers over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Sixers capped off a 48-point(!) 4th quarter to snap the Bucks’ 16-game winning streak with a 133-130 victory. The stars shined bright for the Sixers in this game with Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey all scoring more than 25 points. Lucas, Chris, and Jonathan discuss if this is just one game or if the Sixers could realistically beat the Bucks in a 7-game series.
The conversation quickly turns to the Sixers’ loss versus the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday night 133-126. Kyrie Irving and Luka Doncic were problems all night for the 76ers and they were unable to match the offensive firepower despite playing an impassioned fourth quarter. The Mavericks have unstoppable offensive players, but are they able to make a repeat trip to the Western Conference Finals with this new-look roster?
Next up on the podcast, Tyrese Maxey has been reinserted into the starting lineup. Lucas, Christopher, and Jonathan have been pleading for this to happen for months now and it appears Doc Rivers has come to his senses. Are the Philadelphia 76ers more dangerous with Maxey in the starting lineup? And how does this move affect the team’s bench rotation, especially when the NBA playoffs roll around in April?
To wrap up the conversation, the group discusses the injuries suffered by PJ Tucker and Tobias Harris in the game versus the Bucks. Tucker left the game with back spasms and Harris was forced to leave with calf soreness. At first glance, neither of these injuries appears to be too concerning, but how will the Sixers adjust if either of these starters faces a long-term absence? Can Jalen McDaniels step up and be productive if given more minutes? You will want to hear the podcast’s opinions on what would be best for this Sixers team.
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