The GIST: Pour another cup of coffee to get yourself through this Monday morning, Philly — it’s gonna be a rough one.
🏀Sixers: From Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris’ to Hawks star Trae Young’s shooting struggles, the Wells Fargo Center was crackling with confidence last night. Though the teams were neck-and-neck through the whole game, we thought that No. 1-seed swag would help pull our Sixers through and seal them a spot in the Eastern Conference finals.
- But sloppy play, 17 turnovers (yeesh), an unexpectedly good game from Hawks guard and a disappointingly ineffective Ben Simmons let the Hawks steal this one .
- As the Sixers head into the offseason, Simmons may feel a on his back. We think president of operations Daryl Morey will do whatever it takes to keep Embiid around — and that might mean under that salary cap.