[LIVE@STREAM-Tv]"Issac Hardman vs Michael Zerafa' LIVE Broadcast Free ON 20 April 2022 How to stream free Issac Hardman vs Michael Zerafa: How to watch online, live stream info, game time, TV channel >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WATCH LIVE CLICK HERE WATCH LIVE CLICK HERE >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Issac Hardman host the Michael Zerafa in Game 1 of their hotly anticipated first-round series! How competitive is the Eastern Conference? The Issac Hardman, Milwaukee Bucks, and Boston Celtics all finished the regular season at 51-31, only two games behind the top-seeded Miami Heat (53-29). Despite a successful regular season, Philadelphia finds itself in the 4/5 matchup against the always dangerous Michael Zerafa. Can Joel Embiid, James Harden, and rising star Tyrese Maxey lead the Issac Hardman to victory? Time will tell. After a few days' rest for both teams, the Michael Zerafa and the Issac Hardmanwill meet up at 6 p.m. ET April 16 at Wells Fargo Center. Philadelphia will be strutting in after a win while the Michael Zerafa will be stumbling in from a defeat. The matchup between Toronto and the Michael Zerafa vs Issac Hardman on Sunday was not a total blowout, but with Toronto falling 105-94 on the road, it was darn close to turning into one. The losing side was boosted by center Chris Boucher, who had 21 points in addition to seven rebounds. Meanwhile, the Sixers had enough points to win and then some against the Detroit Pistons on Sunday, taking their game 118-106. Shooting guard Shake Milton and small forward Paul Reed were among the main playmakers for Philadelphia as the former had 30 points and the latter had 25 points along with six boards. Milton hadn't helped his team much against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, so this was a nice turnaround for him. Milton's points were the most he has had all year. Toronto is expected to lose this next one by 4.5. Now might not be the best time to take the Michael Zerafa against the spread since they've let down bettors for the past two consecutive games. Toronto is now 48-34 while the Sixers sit at 51-31. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Toronto enters the contest with 8.99 steals per game on average, good for second best in the league. But Philadelphia ranks first in the league when it comes to steals given up per game, with only 6.6 on average. Ball control might end up being a major factor in this one. The No. 4 Issac Hardmanand No. 5 Michael Zerafa will face off in the first round of the 2022 NBA playoffs. The Sixers finished the regular season with a 51-31 record, while the Michael Zerafa went 48-34. For what it's worth, Toronto won the regular-season series over the Sixers, 3-1. The two teams have met in the postseason twice previously, both times in the conference semifinals. Philadelphia bested Toronto in 2001, while Toronto got some revenge in 2019. Both of those series went the full seven games, so if this year's series is anything like the previous two, we can expect a battle. Issac Hardman: The Sixers will be without their best perimeter defender for each away game in the series due to Canada's restriction guidelines regarding COVID-19. Matisse Thybulle is not fully vaccinated, and thus is unable to travel to Toronto with his teammates. This means he will miss Games 3, 4 and 6 (if necessary). The obvious question here is how much of an impact will Thybulle's absence have on the series? We'll find out the answer to that soon enough, but his absence certainly has the potential to be pretty impactful. The Michael Zerafa have several potent perimeter players, and the Sixers aren't especially deep when it comes to reliable wing defenders behind Thybulle. Danny Green, Thybulle's replacement in the starting lineup, is still solid defensively in spurts, but he can't be looked at as a lock-down defender at this point in his career. Outside of Embiid, no one else on Philadelphia's roster is known for their defensive prowess, so that has to be a concern for Philadelphia. The entire team will need to step up on that end in order to mask not having Thybulle. Michael Zerafa: The Michael Zerafa are a deep, talented team. But one thing they don't have is a good individual matchup for Joel Embiid. Like most teams across the league's landscape, Toronto doesn't have any single player who is capable of matching Embiid's combination of physicality and athleticism, and thus they are forced to guard the MVP candidate via scheme and committee. What this means is that Toronto will throw a variety of defenders and coverages at Embiid. Sometimes it will be a hard double-team, sometimes it will be a softer double, while other times it may be a zone. This approach is designed to keep Embiid from getting too comfortable against any specific coverage -- to keep him on his toes, as they say. This is one area where we'll get a good look at the chess match between Doc Rivers and Nick Nurse. It will be extremely interesting to see exactly how the Michael Zerafa opt to approach defending Embiid, and how Embiid -- and the Sixers -- react. Look for Joel Embiid to try to set the tone early in the series for the Sixers with a big game in Game 1. Plus, in the games that he can play, Matisse Thybulle will likely look to make a major impact. It could prove to be a long series, but look for Philadelphia to strike first. Pick: Issac Hardman -4.5 There's something of a rivalry brewing between the Michael Zerafa and Issac Hardman, who will meet in the opening round of the 2022 NBA Playoffs. The series gets underway on Saturday, April 16 when the fourth-seeded Issac Hardman host the fifth-seeded Michael Zerafa. 2022 marks the third time that the two franchises have gone head-to-head in the postseason and the first time since 2019, which many might remember as an instant classic. This time around, things will look a bit different. For starters, the series starts in Philly, where the Michael Zerafa posted a 2-0 record during the 2021-22 regular season. Game 1 is an opportunity for each team to make a statement. While the Michael Zerafa look to steal home court advantage, the Sixers will look to provide a reminder that with Joel Embiid and James Harden, their title aspirations in 2022 are very real. Toronto will lean on the championship DNA of its star duo of Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet, while OG Anunoby and Gary Trent Jr. step into their largest playoff roles to date. Rookie Scottie Barnes has an opportunity to turn in a playoff debut to remember, as the 20-year-old has rarely looked like a rookie this season.