The Atlanta Hawks made an incredible fourth-quarter comeback to take down the Philadelphia 76ers 109-106 in Game 5. Or, the Philadelphia 76ers had an embarrassing collapse to lose 109-106 to the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5.
76ers booed off the floor by Philadelphia fans after a brutal collapse to lose Game 5 to the Hawks. pic.twitter.com/Ge5wxpsDI4
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) June 17, 2021
The Atlanta Hawks won this game. pic.twitter.com/t8ntPB7iLv
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) June 17, 2021
Philadelphia led by as many as 26 points and took an 18-point lead into the fourth quarter. But Atlanta outscored Philadelphia 40-19 in the fourth quarter, including a 16-0 run to finish the game (before Philadelphia made a meaningless shot as time expired).
EMBIID MISSES BOTH FREE THROWS 😳 pic.twitter.com/RN7rhu6KW3
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 17, 2021
The Sixers didn’t make a shot for more than 6 minutes down the stretch.
They blew a 26-point lead and a 99.1% win probability. pic.twitter.com/vxnnXEtk6y
— StatMuse (@statmuse) June 17, 2021
I'm not sure that this ridiculous Win Probability graph does justice to that epic Sixers collapse. pic.twitter.com/rFPNJ4KIjn
— Rush the Court (@rushthecourt) June 17, 2021
Trae Young was brilliant for Atlanta, scoring 39 points on 10-of-23 shooting from the field and 17-of-19 sharpshooting from the charity stripe. He was big down the stretch.
It appeared that Philadelphia would cruise to a Game 5 win and 3-2 series lead, but now they have to win two straight- and Game 6 will be in Atlanta. The Hawks will look to take advantage of their stunning opportunity and close out the series on Friday night.