The Sixer Sense Podcast is coming to you following one of the most disappointing Philadelphia 76ers’ losses in recent history. The Sixers lost Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals to the Boston Celtics 112-88 on Sunday afternoon. The absolute beatdown happened in the third quarter when the Celtics outscored the Sixers 33-10! Tobias Harris tied the game 55-55 with a three-pointer to start the third quarter and following that, the team scored just 7 points the rest of the third.
Blame can and should be shared by everyone who stepped on the court on Sunday, but the bulk of it lies with Joel Embiid and James Harden. Embiid is the newly crowned MVP and he did not show up, scoring just 15 points on 5 of 18 shooting and turning the ball over 4 times. In big games, your stars are supposed to show up and the Sixers’ stars withered, while Tatum shined bright. Jayson Tatum set a Game 7 scoring record with 51 points! He handled the pressure and showed everyone why he is ‘humbly one of the greatest basketball players in the world.’
Lucas Johnson, Christopher Kline, and Jonathan Geib discuss the potential fallout of the Philadelphia 76ers losing in the Conference Semifinals for the 5th time in the last 6 years. How can the Sixers bounce back from this? Will Doc Rivers, Elton Brand, and Daryl Morey keep their jobs? And what will the roster look like if Harden leaves? The group discusses the vast uncertainty that surrounds this team in the offseason.
The podcast closes out with a preview of the Conference Finals matchups. In the East, Boston will now face the 8-seeded Miami Heat and in the West, the Los Angeles Lakers will play the Denver Nuggets. Christopher Kline also shares some bittersweet news that everyone will want to hear. Give the podcast a listen!
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