76ers News: Philly pulls desperate move ahead of pivotal Game 6

Philadelphia 76ers owners pull a desperation move ahead of the team’s pivotal Game 6 clash against the New York Knicks.
76ers, Joel Embiid, Jalen Brunson
76ers, Joel Embiid, Jalen Brunson / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Even after an odds-defying win in Game 5, the Philadelphia 76ers still face elimination ahead of Game 6 at home. And to help combat that, it seems like the team owners are working double time to gift the team some semblance of an advantage against their first-round opponents.

Multiple outlets have reported that 76ers owners, as well as former minority owner Michael Rubin, have purchased tickets in an attempt to abate the crusade of Knicks fans whose presence was way above the normal count for visitors in the Wells Fargo Arena in Game 4, which New York won in a tight contest.

76ers News: Team owners pull desperate move to combat Knicks fans

Rubin announced shortly after the team’s Game 5 dub that would be partnering with 76ers owners to procure 2,000 tickets to be given to Philadelphia locals, with priority given to first responder and health care professionals.

It must be remembered that Joel Embiid bemoaned the bullish number of Knicks fans in the arena after Game 4, admitting that the situation “pissed” him off given that Philadelphia was a notable sports city.

Hopefully, the Philadelphia 76ers manage to come out on top again on their next game to push their first-round series to a decider with the Philadelphia fanbase right behind them on full throttle.