Embiid vs. Giannis

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Sixers to host Bucks on Christmas

Andrew Porter
August 02, 2019 - 3:23 pm

Joel Embiid. Giannis Antetokounmpo. Ben Simmons. Khris Middleton. 

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The projected best two teams in the Eastern Conference, the Sixers and Bucks, will play each other on Christmas Day this year at the Wells Fargo Center, according to ESPN's Malika Andrews

94WIP's Jon Johnson first reported on June 12th that the Sixers would host a Christmas game. Johnson also believes the game will be a 12pm tip off, but that has yet to be confirmed. 

Some of the other Christmas games include: 

Philadelphia is entering its third season with both a healthy Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, arguably the best 25-and-younger NBA duo, and will play in their third straight Christmas game. 

This Sixers will have to gel another new lineup together, but this one—Embiid, Simmons, Josh Richardson, Tobias Harris, and Al Horford—is expected to be the league's best defensive lineup, with plenty of bodies to throw at Giannis (plus Zhaire Smith and Matisse Thybulle off of the bench).