Sixers, Bucks Face Elimination Tonight


The Philadelphia 76ers and the Milwaukee Bucks are on the verge of exiting the NBA playoffs tonight. The Sixers and Bucks both face 3-1 deficits in their respective playoff series and could be headed home with losses tonight. The Sixers will have the more difficult road to staying alive as they play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Bucks will probably not have their top two scorers – Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard – but they will be playing in the comforts of home.

The Sixers will play at Madison Square Garden where they lost the first two games of their current series. New York won 111-104 in Game 1 and then followed that up with a 104-101 victory in Game 2. The Sixers got on the board with a win at home in Game 3. Philly star center Joel Embiid played a huge role in that victory.

Sixers, Bucks Face Elimination Tonight
Knicks G Jalen Brunson had 47 points as New York beat the Sixers in Game 4.

Embiid, who returned from a knee injury in April, went off in Game 3. He scored 50 points on 13-of-19 shooting from the floor and 19-of-21 from the free throw line. He also made five three-pointers. Embiid hobbled around 27 points in Game 4 as Jalen Brunson poured in 47 for the Knicks in a 97-92 win. Can Embiid and Sixers avoid getting ousted in the first round of the playoffs tonight?

Sixers Chances Not Good

Trailing 3-1 to New York, the Sixers chances of rallying to win the series are not good. In the history of the NBA, teams that fall behind 3-1 in a seven-game series have gone on to lose the series over 95 percent of the time. Only 13 teams have ever come back and won a series when down 3-1. Only two of the 13 times it has happened have occurred since 2016. 

The Knicks are 8-1 SU in their last nine games. The only loss in that stretch was in Game 3 to Philadelphia. New York has won five straight at home and they have beaten the Sixers seven times in the last 10 head-to-head meetings. The Knicks enter tonight’s game as a 4.5-point favorite and tonight’s total sits at 202. 

Sixers, Bucks Face Elimination Tonight
New York has won 7 of the last 10 against Philadelphia.

The Sixers have made the conference semifinals in each of the last three seasons. They were eliminated in the first round back in 2019-20 when they were swept 4-0 by the Boston Celtics. The Sixers didn’t make the playoffs in Embiid’s first three seasons with the team. Philly has made the postseason in each of the last seven seasons, but the Sixers have never advanced past a conference semifinal.

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Sixers, Bucks Face Elimination Tonight
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Can Sixers Pull the Upset, More NBA News

There are some things happening today that point to the Philadelphia 76ers not having much of a chance to defeat New York tonight. The Boston Celtics, the favorite to win the NBA title, also have some issues, and everyone wants to know what’s next for LeBron now that the Lakers have been eliminated from the postseason.

Here’s what’s trending today.

  • Embiid, Oubre miss shootaround. Ahead of tonight’s Game 5 at Madison Square Garden, Joel Embiid and Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Sixers missed the team’s morning shootaround. Embiid reportedly had a migraine. Oubre had an illness. Both players are probable to play tonight.
  • LeBron: It was just a matter of when for the Lakers. Last night, Jamal Murray delivered another game-winner and Denver eliminated Los Angeles from the postseason. Now, it could be the LeBron sweepstakes once again. The Lakers would like to keep James, for obvious reasons. James could exercise the option in his contract for next season. That would pay him $51.4 million. He could then negotiate another two-year deal, which would basically be a three-year $164 million contract. That would be the most lucrative option, but the question of James’ son Bronny will likely play a role in what LeBron does.
  • Celtics lose Porzingis: In last night’s win over Miami, Kristaps Porzingis left the game in third quarter with a calf injury. It does not appear to be an Achilles tendon injury, but Porzingis was in visible pain when he left last night’s game. He likely won’t be available for Game 5 in Boston on Wednesday night.

The Tuesday Sports Schedule

Two more NBA teams face the possibility of going home tonight. All four NHL games tonight are potential elimination games as Boston, Carolina, Colorado and Vancouver all hold 3-1 advantages in their series. It’s the final day of April and we’ve got a nice Tuesday sports schedule.

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Let’s take a look.

  1. We’re back: All 30 MLB teams are back in action after a handful had a day off on Monday. St. Louis and Detroit got rained out yesterday, so the two teams will kick things off at 3:40 p.m. and play a doubleheader.
  2. Stay alive: Four NHL teams will try and stay alive tonight. Toronto trails Boston 3-1 and will play at TD Garden at 7 p.m. The Bruins are a -145 favorite. The Islanders are at Carolina, Colorado is at Winnipeg, and Vancouver hosts Nashville. Who will stay alive?
  3. Who’s going home?: The Sixers travel to New York to take on the Knicks who have won both playoff games at home this series. The Sixers need a win to stay alive. Orlando is at Cleveland tonight. The home teams have won all the games and the series is tied at 2-2. Milwaukee hosts Indiana, which has won the last three straight in the series. A Bucks loss means they go home for the season.
  1. MLS on Tuesday?: It’s a rare Tuesday night MLS matchup between the Philadelphia Union and the Seattle Sounders FC. Bayern Munich faces Real Madrid in a UEFA Champions League match and there are some other lower-tier leagues playing today.
  2. Tennis: The Mutua Madrid Open continues and the men are playing through Round 4 today. The women’s quarterfinals are going on now. Top seed Iga Swiatek already won her quarterfinal match. Madison Keys is playing later today. The women are also playing in the L’Open 35 de Saint Malo in France and the Catalonia Open in Spain. 

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