Philadelphia 76ers fans were distraught after the Hawks bounced them from the playoffs, and NBA Twitter had jokes to describe the finish.
The No. 1-seeded Philadelphia 76ers are officially done.
The Atlanta Hawks knocked the Sixers out of the playoffs on Sunday with a 103-96 victory in Philadelphia.
This one didn’t involve a double-digit blown lead, but Philly definitely left plenty on the court with a lackluster finish.
Their performance left fans stunned and brought out all the jokesters on Twitter.
The Sixers loss to the Hawks produced plenty of comedy
Trae Young has been the breakout star of the playoffs. He shot just 5-of-23 in Game 7 and still owned the Sixers with 10 assists and 21 points.
Who could have predicted the Game 7 hero would be Kevin Huerter?
The 22-year-old shooting guard from Maryland put up 27 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in a surprisingly epic performance.
Whatever magic Huerter tapped into, Ben Simmons was hit with the opposite.
They’re not exactly wrong.
At least Simmons came through with 8 rebounds and 13 assists, even if his 5 points were simply not enough. He even passed up a prime dunking opportunity, much to the dismay of fans.
The 76ers simply didn’t come through in the clutch, which may or may not reflect a coaching issue. It depends on who you ask. Clippers fans have an answer.
Watching their team blow the No. 1 seed against a team like Atlanta made Sixers fans instant fodder for fan reaction memes.
The Hawks are now heading for the Eastern Conference Finals while the 76ers get to head to the beach.
Atlanta gets to take on the Milwaukee Bucks, who sent the Brooklyn Nets home disappointed.
With “The Process” once more coming up short, it should be a fascinating offseason for Philadelphia.