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In the final NBA game of his career, Jordan scores 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting in a 107-87 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. He leaves the floor with 1 minute, 45 seconds left after a fourth-quarter curtain call.

"The biggest thing about Milwaukee certainly is that Giannis is going to challenge you," a scout said. "And what he's doing now is shooting the three. If he does that, he's unstoppable. He's driving into the lane and not being contested. So you need some thick, some wide bodies to get in that lane and just keep him out of there, and try, if you can. But that's the tall task."

Perhaps more than any team, the Sixers are tailored to match up against the Bucks: There isn't another team in the NBA that can force Giannis Antetokounmpo to play 48 minutes with an elite defensive center standing at the business end of his ferocious wing-to-low-block drives.

The 76ers will host the Milwaukee Bucks in a Christmas Day matchup between the expected top teams in the NBA's Eastern Conference, a league source said Friday.

Saturday was a relatively quiet night for Joel Embiid. He notched 27 points and 14 rebounds, went 6-for-6 from the free-throw line and blocked two shots in the Sixers' 105-103 win against the Charlotte Hornets - and he did it all on a recently rolled ankle. That's how it's been for the Sixers center in the early days of this season: He can fill a stat sheet with impressive numbers and it's ...

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