The Bucks seem to have won this year’s “biggest playoff defeat” award, but they are still locked in after establishing 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 26 points in Game 5 on Wednesday, the 76ers still lost 109-106 to the Hawks, which is 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 use numbers to break down this amazing crash:
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 to 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%).
Trey 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 5 minutes left in the third quarter, the Hawks fell behind 75-54. Williams’ appearance seemed to mark a turning point, and since then Atlanta has soared 55-31. He scored all 15 points in the second half, made 7 of 11 shots from the field, and scored a ridiculous 31 points in 23 minutes.
Yes, in the 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 shot
After halftime, only Joel Embiid and Seth Curry made shots for the 76ers. pic.twitter.com/q1cqEBCdcx
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 17, 2021
This loss was painful for the 76ers, not only because the Hawks clearly 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.