The Bucks seem to have won this year’s “biggest playoff defeat” award, but they are still locked in after taking a double-digit lead. Lost to the Nets plagued by injuries Tuesday night.Well, it turns out that Milwaukee may not have suffered the most embarrassing loss Last 48 hours.
Despite leading by as many as 26 points in the fifth game on Wednesday, the 76ers still lost 109-106 to the Hawks, the third-largest lead in the playoffs in the past 25 seasons. According to ESPN statistics and information.
“It’s on us. It’s on all of us,” 76ers coach Rivers told reporters After the loss. “It depends on me. It depends on the players. We have to figure out how to recover and we will do it-and bring this game back to Game 7.”
So, uh, how did this happen? Let’s break down this amazing crash by numbers:
With two minutes left in the third quarter, Joel Embiid hit a mid-range jumper and the 76ers led 85-61. According to ESPN’s winning probability model, Philadelphia had a 99.7% chance of winning Game 5 and leading 3-2.
76ers also have 97.5 chance of winning There are less than 5 minutes to go before the game, but the Eagles just kept charging-and the 76ers didn’t take much action to stop them.
The Hawks tied their first-half points in the fourth quarter alone, defeating the 76ers 40-19 in the final game. Atlanta made 16 of 22 shots (72.7%), while Philadelphia made 5 of 17 shots (29.4%).
Tre Young and Louis Williams both performed well in the game. Each defender scored 13 points and provided two assists in the fourth quarter.
Speaking of Williams, how did the three-time Sixth Man of the Year winner cause a comeback?
When Williams switched to the game with less than five minutes left in the third quarter, the Hawks trailed 75-54. Williams’ entry seems to mark a turning point, as Atlanta has soared 55-31 since then. He scored all 15 points in the second half, made 7 of 11 shots, and scored a ridiculous 31 points in 23 minutes.
Yes, in a game where his team won by three points, Williams scored PLUS-31.
Perhaps the most telling statistic is that the 76ers made 12 of 32 shots in the second half (37.5%), which in itself was bad enough. But in fact, only two 76ers players completed all these shots.
In the final 24 minutes, Embiid and Curry made 12 of 21 shots. Where are the remaining players? The total score of 11 is 0, including a three-time All-Star Ben Simmons’s shooting attempt.
The second half:
Tobias Harris makes 0-4 free throw
Ben Simmons made a 0-1 shot, 2-6 made a free throw
After halftime, only Joel Embiid and Seth Curry made shots for the 76ers. pic.twitter.com/q1cqEBCdcx
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 17, 2021
The loss was painful for the 76ers, not only because the Hawks obviously failed to close, but also because they wasted Embiid (37 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks, 2 steals) And Curry’s outstanding performance (36 points, 13 of 19 shots, 7 of 12 three-pointers).
No matter how you look at it, Game 5 was a disaster for Philadelphia.