The Sixers at the dawn of an all-time choke?  Two more losses and we're there

The Sixers at the dawn of an all-time choke? Two more losses and we’re there

Heading to the sweep after winning their first three games against the Raptors, the Sixers are still not through to the second round. A defeat in Toronto and another in Philadelphia later, Doc Rivers’ men only lead 3-2 before a hot Game 6 boiling in the Canadian cold. Very serious question: wouldn’t we be experiencing an all-time choke?

144 teams tried. 144 failed. In the long history of the NBA Playoffs, we have never been entitled to a comeback after a 3-0. Only three teams managed to force a Game 7, but without succeeding in completing the feat. Can the Raptors pull off something all-time in the days ahead? Only time will tell but one thing is certain: there is the ideal opponent in front. Because If there’s a team that looks like it could crumble four straight Playoff games, it’s a team led by Doc Rivers and with James Harden as the conductor. The first has several pans to his credit with no less than three lost series after leading 3-1, NBA record for a coach please. The second ? Very great attacker certainly but known to lose his offensive powers in the most important matches of the spring. Already these powers no longer work properly for a few months, it gets worse day by day with a new tasteless performance in Game 5 tonight (15 points, 7 assists, 5 turnovers at 4/11 shooting). With the addition of a Joel Embiid hampered by a thumb injury, the momentum has now swung to the side of a band of absolutely uninhibited Dinos, who will be happy to reinforce the doubts that hang over Philly today with a victory at Game 6 Thursday. Somewhere, the planets seem to be aligned so that we are simply witnessing the biggest choke in NBA history.

No Jojo, it’s not about a sweep today, unless you were talking about a reverse sweep that allowed the Raptors to win the series 4-3 after being down 3-0. If that happens, it won’t be tears rolling down Embiid’s cheeks like after the Kawhi shoot, but a torrent of tears that Philly haters will happily use to create memes that will span generations. Because yes, if it happens reallywe will hear about it for a very very long time unless the Earth explodes before under the impulse of the earthquake caused by such a fail. In fact, it’s almost too big to make it happen in the real city. Before the series, the consequences of a potential first-round loss for the Sixers were hardly imagined. But a defeat after leading… 3-0? It’s typically the kind of script that movie producers would throw away because it’s too much. Except that it is very topical today. In three days, the Sixers will return to Canada (without Matisse Thybulle as we recall) to try to avoid a Game 7 of fear at home. Can they do the job like in the first three games and end Toronto’s crazy comeback? Or on the contrary will the Dinos continue to take pleasure in thwarting Doc Rivers’ “plans”? Answer in a few days but we already know which scenario we prefer.

The Raptors are still alive, the Sixers are seriously starting to sweat. We are potentially in front of a historic choke and coincidentally we find Doc Rivers and James Harden in the equation. Why are we not surprised?


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