Extra Pass: Can the Bucks stay hot?

Published March 4, 2023, 3:00 PMJC Ansis

The Milwaukee Bucks are eyeing their 17th straight win as they face the Philadelphia 76ers tomorrow.

What's up with the Milwaukee Bucks?

The Bucks can't stop winning. They haven't lost since Jan. 22 and have won 16 games in a row, which is the longest winning streak in the league since the Phoenix Suns won 18 straight early in the season.

In the last game, the Bucks waxed hot from the outside, making a season-high 23 triples, as seven players finished in double figures.

Giannis Antetokounmpo led the charge with a 31-7-6 line and Jrue Holiday chipped in 23 points, four rebounds, and nine assists.

The Bucks have a tough challenge in front of them in the Sixers, a fellow top contender in the East, but they have all the momentum heading into tomorrow's matchup.

What's up with the Sixers?

The Sixers, like the Bucks, are among the East's elite and currently sit in third place in their conference with a 40-22 record.

Joel Embiid, James Harden, and Tyrese Maxey all had big nights against Dallas, but the Sixers still lost after failing to overcome a combined 82 points from Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving.

MVP frontrunner Embiid finished the game with 35 points and eight boards, Harden had a double-double of 27 points and 13 dimes, and Maxey scored 29.

After five straight games, Philly has won only one of its last three games. Facing the Bucks is a daunting task but taking down Milwaukee and ending its winning streak is a positive sign that the Sixers are a legitimate title contender in the league.

Where to watch

Can the Sixers stop the Bucks from getting their 17th straight win? Find out tomorrow live at 9:30 AM on NBA TV Philippines, via Smart Livestream and Cignal TV, or NBA League Pass.