As another unlikely hero emerged, and two starters in Seth Curry and Tobias Harris put the team on their backs down the stretch, the Sixers forced a Game 7.
Coming into Sunday’s game, everything was in Philly’s favor. During the previous matchup in Game 6, the Sixers turned a shaky first half into a dominant start in the second half.
But the rhythm-less Sixers continued to play the same way as they did in the first half and went into the final quarter of the game trailing five points. “We shot 75-percent from the free-throw line. They just had too many extra shots at the end of the day for us to win the game, but offensively is what, to me, let us down tonight. I thought our defense hung in there as long as it could. We couldn’t make shots. I didn’t think we trusted passing tonight. I think it’s a great lesson for us but not the lesson we want to learn in a Game 7.”
Sixers point guard Ben Simmons believes the Sixers didn’t have the correct pace on Sunday night.