The Philadelphia 76ers have promised their fans that this will be the season they go all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals – and beyond.
Yes, they have made promises like this before in the past but it actually feels possible this year, with Joel Embiid in MVP mode, James Harden healthy and committed, and others like Tyrese Maxey, PJ Tucker, and Tobias Harris fired up and ready to fight.
They still might meet their goals and win the most in the East but they’re not off to a great start.
Some boos coming from the Philly fans here late in the third quarter, as the Bucks have now opened up an 11-point lead. Sixers are shooting 39 percent from the field, including 4-for-17 from 3.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) October 21, 2022
The 76ers now have a 0-2 record after losing to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.
This followed their opening night loss to the Boston Celtics.
The Thursday night defeat was closer than Tuesdsay’s game but there were moments when it looked like the Bucks were going to run away with a victory.
That was when the fans in the arena let their opinions be known.
Tim Bontemps reported that there were “some boos coming from the Philly fans here late in the third quarter, as the Bucks have now opened up an 11-point lead.”
This goes to show just how dedicated the fans are – and how tired they are of waiting.
Philly Fans Feeling Frustrated
So far, the 76ers have lost to two of the best teams in the East.
Conventional wisdom suggests that the Celtics and Bucks have the greatest chance of getting to the Eastern Conference Finals.
So what does it mean that the 76ers can’t beat either of them?
It’s concerning, to be sure, but the season is very young and it might take some time for Philadelphia to come together and figure out their rhythm and start playing like champions.
Of course, no fan wants to wait.