Philadelphia: Sixers Come Close but Lose to Hawks in Game One

June 8, 2021
The GIST: As if you needed an excuse to blast Olivia Rodrigo’s album for the 100th time, the 76ers lost the first game of their series against the Atlanta Hawks last night. Siri, play “brutal.”
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Philadelphia: Sixers Come Close but Lose to Hawks in Game One
Source: Bill Streicher/USA Today Sports

🏀Sixers: Our hearts are still pounding from the final three minutes of yesterday’s Game 1. The squad came back from a 16-point deficit to nearly take the game, but the Hawks made some key shots to end it, winning 128–124.

  • Even though it was a thrilling ending, the Sixers played terribly: they missed 11 free throws, gave up 19 turnovers, and made only 10 of 29 three-point attempts. The good news? It was so bad that the Sixers are unlikely to play that horribly again. It’s science.
  • If the 76ers can clean it up and shut down Hawks star Trae Young, they’ll take Game 2 tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET.

⚾️Phillies: The Phils’ 12–6 win yesterday was a wild one: J.T. Realmuto hit his 100th career homer, Andrew McCutchen recorded his 1,000th career run, pitcher Cristopher Sánchez made his MLB debut, and the netting at CBP collapsed. Sheesh.

The victory marked the Phils’ third in four games and gave them the 2-1 series win. They’ll look to keep it going when they take on the Atlanta Braves tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET.