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Monday, March 30th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PHILADELPHIA ANNOUNCES PHILADELPHIA 76ERS WEEKLY PROGRAMMING
2018 NBA Playoff Games vs. Heat and 2019 Christmas Day Game against Bucks Highlight this Week’s Schedule
Two NBA 2K20 Simulations on the Docket
PHILADELPHIA- (March 30, 2020) – NBC Sports Philadelphia announces Philadelphia 76ers coverage including three classic game broadcasts and two NBA 2K20 game simulations. Updated content is also available daily across NBC Sports Philadelphia’s platforms, including the MyTeams app.
Starting this week, NBC Sports Philadelphia’s Classic Games are available via live stream, on the MyTeams app, and on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com.
Two NBA 2K20 simulations against the Rockets and Wizards are on tap this week. The viewer experience will include the same video and audio components of NBA 2K20 gameplay, along with contributions from 76ers broadcasters Marc Zumoff, Alaa Abdelnaby and Serena Winters. Additional content will be available on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com and on the network’s social platforms.
Tuesday, March 31
6:00 pm – NBA 2K20: Rockets at 76ers
7:00 pm – Christmas Day Game: Bucks at 76ers from 12/25/19
9:00 pm – NBA 2K20: Rockets at 76ers
Friday, April 3
6:00 pm – NBA 2K20: 76ers at Wizards
7:00 pm – 2018 NBA Playoffs: First Round, Game 1: Miami at 76ers from 4/14/18
9:30 pm – NBA 2K20: 76ers at Wizards
Sunday, April 5
7:00 pm – 2018 NBA Playoffs: First Round, Game 3: 76ers at Miami from 4/19/18
Fans can keep informed and entertained with updated content from the 76ers, and from around the league on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com, and the MyTeams app. Recent stories include ranking Joel Embiid’s eight best games, and the Sixers Home School series. Danny Pommells and Paul Hudrick continue to host their Sixers Talk podcast multiple times a week. Listen now: Sixers Talk
Philadelphia hosted the league-best Milwaukee Bucks in its first Christmas Day home game since 1988. By halftime, the 76ers already held a 21-point lead, before ending the afternoon 121-109 victors. Philadelphia improved to 16-2 at home as each of its five starters scoring in double figures, led by a 31-point performance from Embiid, a 22-point outing by Tobias Harris and a dominant showing from two-time All-Star Ben Simmons (15 points, seven rebounds, 14 assists, three steals and two blocks).
On April 14, 2018, Philadelphia hosted its first NBA playoff game since 2012, welcoming the Miami Heat to the City of Brotherly Love. The 76ers throttled the Heat in a 130-103 win, outscoring Miami 74-43 in the second half in Game 1 of what would be a five-game Philadelphia series victory. The 130 points were the most the team tallied in a postseason game since April 27, 1986 vs. Washington.
On April 19, 2018, the 76ers took a 2-1 lead in their first round playoff series against Miami with a dominant, 128-108, victory at American Airlines Arena. Philadelphia posted 30-or-more points in three of the game’s four quarters as All-Stars Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons combined for 42 points, 19 rebounds and 11 assists.
NBC Sports Philadelphia continues to provide updated multiplatform programming, including a mixture of classic game replays and more recent games, with social media and digital commentary provided by the network’s award-winning team of journalists. Other highlights include daily SportsNet Central updates, digital-exclusive Quick Slants, plus new podcasts on the Philadelphia Eagles, Flyers, Phillies and Sixers. Two new digital features available on nbcsportsphiladelphia.com and the MyTeams app include – The Best Game I Ever Saw Live, and How We are Keeping Busy digital series. The Mike Missanelli Show radio simulcast continues weekdays from 2 pm until 6 pm.