A loss from eliminating the top-ranked Philadelphia 76ers, but entering the Game 6 on Friday against the 5th Atlanta Hawks could have been very different. After dropping a second straight game to take the lead by 18 or more points, the Sixers trailed their season 3-2, the most important game in front of them – on the road in Atlanta. After a quarterfinal match at the State Farm, the Hawks just came out with more energy and are leading the slim over 76s.
The first team sixes to score more than 18 points in play-off-back playoff games in the last 25 years. They dropped Game 5 despite entering 26th and fourth in the third quarter. Trey Young and the Hawks have pulled off a win for the third big comeback in the last 25 NBA postseason. Joel Empide had 37 points and Seth Curry (36 points) was a big help, but Ben Simmons continued the brutal playoff run as he scored eight points and only took 4 of 14 points. He has now missed 43 free throws and is on pace for the second-worst free-throw percentage (33 percent, 22 of 67) in a postseason.
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