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Philadelphia: Sixers Struggle to Keep Lead in Game 5

Basketball

June 17, 2021
Source: Matt Slocum/AP Photo
Source: Matt Slocum/AP Photo

๐Ÿ€Sixers: After enjoying a large lead for most of Game 5 last night, the 76ers crumbled in the fourth quarter, losing 109โ€“106 to the Atlanta Hawks after Atlanta took the lead with less than two minutes left in the game. Ugh. 

  • Missed free throws and careless turnovers stifled the Sixersโ€™ attempts to recover, and Trae Young and his Hawks walked out of the Wells Fargo Center with the 3-2 series lead. 
  • The highlight? Seth Curry drained three-pointers all night, scoring 36, and was only outdone by Joel Embiid with 37. Itโ€™s win or go home for the Sixers when they meet again tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. ET. Not, not nervous. 

โšฝ๏ธUnion: After nearly a month off due to the MLS break, the Union are ready to take the pitch again with head coach Jim Curtin, who signed a two-year contract extension yesterday, leading the charge. The beloved 2020 MLS Coach of the Year and Philly-area native is here to stay...and to win an MLS Cup. Step one? Beat Atlanta United on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. ET. 

โšพ๏ธPhillies: Though they were missing big hitters Bryce Harper and Jean Segura due to injuries, the Phillies finally took one off the Dodgers with their 2โ€“0 win last night. Back to .500...phew.