The best team in the Eastern Conference, the Milwaukee Bucks (27-4) will visit the Philadelphia 76ers (21-10) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on Christmas day.
The game is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on ABC. If you don’t have cable, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4 or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
AT&T TV Now (formerly DirecTV Now) offers six different channel bundles. They range from 45 to 125 live TV channels, and they all include ABC (live in select markets). The “Plus” and “Max” bundles include a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for AT&T TV Now, you can watch a live stream of the Bucks vs 76ers on your computer via the AT&T TV Now website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other compatible streaming device via the AT&T TV app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your AT&T TV Now credentials.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV Now — no matter what channel package you choose — comes with included cloud DVR.
ABC (live in select markets) is one of 60-plus live TV channels included with Hulu With Live TV, which also comes with Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies.
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch a live stream of the Bucks vs 76ers on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Hulu credentials.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
YouTube TV comes with 70-plus live TV channels, including ABC (live in select markets).
Once signed up, you can then watch the Bucks vs 76ers live on your computer via the YouTube website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other compatible streaming device via the YouTube app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in with your YouTube TV credentials.
If you can’t watch live, YouTube TV comes with included DVR.
ESPN Digital Platforms
The game is also on ESPN3, which you can watch on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the ESPN app.
You won’t need to log-in to a cable provider to watch this way as long as you are signed in to a participating Internet Service Provider (ISP). However, if you don’t have one of those, you can also sign up for one of the above options and then use your AT&T TV Now, Hulu or YouTube TV credentials to sign in and watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms.
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The Bucks enter this game as the best and hottest team in the NBA. They have won three in a row, and they are 12-2 on the road so far this season. Star forward and reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, who leads the team in points (31) and rebounds (12.9), is one of five Bucks averaging in double figures so far this season.
Forward Khris Middleton is also averaging 18 points a game, and guard Eric Bledsoe is leading the team in assists with 5.7 while also chipping in 15 points per contest. As a team, the Bucks are averaging over 120 points, and they’re shooting 48.2% from the field. They’ll be heading to play a Sixers team that has lost just twice at home this season.
The 76ers have a star of their own in center Joel Embiid, who leads the team in scoring with 23.1 points and 12.8 rebounds a game. Embiid leads a well-rounded attack that, like the Bucks, also features five players averaging in double figures. Forward Tobias Harris is averaging 19.2 points and 6.6 rebounds per game, while point guard Ben Simmons is chipping in 14.3 points per contest while also leading the Sixers in both assists (8.2) and steals (2.2).
The Bucks have established themselves as the team to beat after knocking off the Los Angeles Lakers last week, and a win against them would be a huge statement by this 76ers team. Embiid said recently that he felt his team was playing a bit too timidly, however, and they cannot do that if they want to win this game. “I feel like, especially tonight, we were playing scared,” he said recently after a three-game losing streak. “Basketball is easy. You just shoot it, pass it, move it. If you don’t got a shot just pass it.”
Both teams are expected to be in contention for the playoffs, and they will play each other twice more after this game, with both remaining games taking place in Milwaukee, so this will be the 76ers’ only shot to play the Bucks on their home court this year.
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