Embiid versus Giannis, Photo Courtesy of NBA

Giannis and Embiid meet again in one of the most awaited match-ups this season. This is already their second time playing with each other. The last time they played, the Sixers lost to the Bucks (109-118).

The Sixers visited the Bucks in Milwaukee on February 17. Two of the best players in the league today battled it out once again on the floor. The two superstar big men spearheaded their team. Each holding on their own, yet the 76ers came out on top in a very close game (123-120).

 

In that game, both Giannis and Embiid were unstoppable.

The Greek freak was everywhere on the floor. Putting up points, taking rebounds, facilitating plays, and guarding Embiid. He tallied an almost triple-double – 32 points, 11 rebounds, and 9 assists with 3 steals and 1 block.

Ibaka, Embiid, and Giannis, Photo Courtesy of Manila Bulletin

But, JoJo had a huge output of 42 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 assists, while shooting at a very efficient 66.7%. Embiid played like a monster out there, putting monster numbers, and making a statement as a future MVP.

The game was extremely close all through 48 minutes of action. Even the final 2 minutes of the game were wild. In the final seconds, Khris Middleton missed two clutch threes to tie the game (121-118) and force overtime. Khris was missing his touch, as he only shot 2 for 12 from the three-point line.

“It was all about the start,” Embiid said. “From the start, everybody was aggressive.”
-Embiid on how tense the Sixers-Bucks game was

JoJo guarding the Greek Freak, Photo Courtesy of sportsnet.ca

This duel between Philadelphia and Milwaukee could be a preview of a potential Eastern Conference Finals.

We saw how great Embiid is. He moves like a guard while having the physique of a huge center. His ability to score with ease and quick movement is one of the best in the NBA. While Giannis puts up his regular superstar numbers, he failed to capitalize on a win.

Feb 17, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) puts up a shot against Milwaukee Bucks center Bobby Portis (9) in the second half at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

Tobias Harris and Tyrese Maxey both had 19 points each, while Georges Niang contributed 18 for the Sixers. The Bucks also had five players who tallied 17+ points; Giannis (42), Holiday (24), Middleton (19), Nwora (18), and Portis (17).

The Sixers snap their 6-game losing streak in this win, after experiencing a huge blowout loss to the Celtics in their previous game.

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John Micheal (sometimes called JM or Mike) has been writing various types of professional articles for almost 2 years now. He is an avid sports fan and has been following the NBA since the early 2000s. He also loves playing a lot of video games like DotA 2, Valorant, but MMOs have a special places in JM's heart. Not only is he a huge fan of basketball and video games, he also loves movies and tv shows. He is a huge MARVEL and MCU fan plus he is into a lot of superhero stuff.