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Philadelphia: Sixers Head into the Offseason After Disappointing Game 7

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The GIST: Pour another cup of coffee to get yourself through this Monday morning, Philly — it’s gonna be a rough one.

June 21, 2021
Source: Twitter.com/Philadelphia 76ers
Source: Twitter.com/Philadelphia 76ers

 🏀Sixers: From Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris’ double-doubles 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 Kevin Huerter and a disappointingly ineffective Ben Simmons let the Hawks steal this one 103–96
  • As the Sixers head into the offseason, Simmons may feel a trade target on his back. We think president of operations Daryl Morey will do whatever it takes to keep Embiid around — and that might mean clearing some space under that salary cap. 

🔢  Box Scores: ⚽️The Union drew 2–2 with Atlanta United FC yesterday thanks to defender Jakob Glesnes’ insane goal; ⚾️The Phillies fell 11–2 to the league-leading San Francisco Giants yesterday.