The Philadelphia 76ers will continue their road tour as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Coming off of a tough loss in Detroit on Tuesday, will the Sixers bounce back by issuing the red-hot Bucks their first loss on the season? Or will the Bucks keep steamrolling through their competition this year?
The game is scheduled to start at 9:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on ESPN (nationally), NBC Sports Philadelphia (locally in 76ers markets) and Fox Sports Wisconsin (locally in Bucks markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ESPN, NBC Sports Philadelphia (in local markets) and FS Wisconsin (in local markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
There’s no ESPN, but for those who are in-market of either team, NBC Sports Philadelphia (in local markets) and FS Wisconsin (in local markets) are in the main Fubo bundle, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch the game up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it or signed up late.
ESPN is included in the “Sling Orange” channel package, but NBC Sports Philadelphia and FS Wisconsin are not available on Sling. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of either or both, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Additionally, you can also watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
Philadelphia got outworked on Tuesday night as they allowed the Detroit Pistons to climb back and win with a big night by Blake Griffin. The Sixers are in for a treat on Wednesday as their back-to-back road tour doesn’t get any easier. The Bucks have proven to be an offensive powerhouse this season. We’ve seen the hype in the preseason, and now the Bucks are putting their money where their mouth is.
Milwaukee is the real deal, and the Sixers might find themselves struggling tremendously. Not even the dominant defense of Joel Embiid could slow down this Bucks offense. Therefore, the Sixers are going to need to get their scorers out early and often on Wednesday.
Philly witnessed a bit of a breakout game from Markelle Fultz, but it’s clear that after issuing him only 19 minutes on Tuesday, they are still not comfortable with utilizing the former first overall pick in a full-time role just yet.
That’s the least of the Sixers problems though as they are still without their offensive star, Ben Simmons. The 2018 Rookie of the Year has suffered a minor setback as he experienced tightness in his back this past weekend.
Since he was pulled from the game on Saturday night, Simmons has yet to see the court as his progress is moving slower than anticipated. His status for Wednesday nights game is still up in the air, but with the way the Sixers medical staff treats minor injuries, it’s probably best to assume that he could miss another game or two, barring any setbacks.
With the Sixers missing their star, the Bucks find themselves in another favorable situation. So far, Milwaukee hasn’t faced any sort of adversity as they remain undefeated through three games. Two of their three matchups resulted in a blowout, and with the way the Sixers defense has been playing, they can issue the same results at home on Wednesday night.
The odds are in favor of the Bucks as they should be. With the Sixers still trying to figure out their true identity with who should start, come off the bench, etc. The Bucks are making themselves known as one of the top dogs in the Eastern Conference.
Source: Heavy Sports