Hawks-Sixers: Stats from Philadelphia’s playoff collapse

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That was ugly

Has a prime seed ever been embarrassed as completely because the Sixers had been on Wednesday evening in opposition to the Hawks?

Philadelphia appeared to have Recreation 5 within the bag after it constructed a 26-point lead late within the first half behind the robust play of Joel Embiid and Seth Curry, however it all got here crumbling down in spectacular style. The Sixers led by 25 late within the third quarter after which bought outscored 53–23 over the ultimate 16 minutes to lose 109–106. It was a surprising collapse, and now the Sixers will head to Atlanta on Friday dealing with elimination.

To say the loss was historic isn’t overselling it. Listed here are a couple of stats for instance that.

Ben Simmons is drawing the majority of the criticism, and for good purpose. He was horrible from the foul line (2-for-6 within the second half, 4-for-14 general) and is taking pictures 32.3% on free throws this postseason. (In recorded NBA historical past, only Ben Wallace has had a poorer postseason from the charity stripe.) However if you solely have two guys hitting photographs within the second half, the issues clearly run deeper than that. 

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Across the sports activities world

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This man is fascinating

LeBron sounds off on the rash of NBA accidents

On the Defensive Participant of the 12 months!

It seems horrifying however apparently he’s just fine

Nice passing, nice shot

Make him go well with up

At Coors, however nonetheless

Ohtani continues to mash

Take a look at the hustle by this man

Not sports activities

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