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Sport Doc Rivers upset with Sixers reverting to ‘hero ball’

06:20  20 june  2021
06:20  20 june  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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The Sixers blew an 18-point lead in Game 4 vs. the Hawks and coach Doc Rivers wasn’t thrilled with the way the team “went back to hero basketball.” “Everybody wanted to be the hero , instead of trusting the team, trusting each other. So when you do that, you usually lose,” Rivers told FortyEightMinutes and other media via zoom. "Especially, when the other team outworks you the whole F—— game.” Rivers indicated that there wasn’t any one player responsible for the style of play but rather, it was everyone on the squad.

With the bench struggling at both ends, Rivers put Joel Embiid in with the bench unit to try and get them going, but it just did not go well for that unit. “Joel started the fourth quarter, with the bench,” the coach finished. “It’s not a matter of ball -handling again. We got to score more, but a team just shot 61% against us. Danny Green, Sixers react to Devin Booker's big game in loss to Suns. Doc Rivers , Sixers upset with their defensive effort following loss to Suns. Sixers forward Mike Scott to return vs. Suns after missing 13 games.

The Sixers blew an 18-point lead in Game 4 vs. the Hawks and coach Doc Rivers wasn’t thrilled with the way the team “went back to hero basketball.”

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“Everybody wanted to be the hero, instead of trusting the team, trusting each other. So when you do that, you usually lose,” Rivers told FortyEightMinutes and other media via zoom. "Especially, when the other team outworks you the whole F—— game.”

Rivers indicated that there wasn’t any one player responsible for the style of play but rather, it was everyone on the squad.

“When guys are open, we have to pass it to them,” Rivers continued.

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Doc Rivers and the Philadelphia 76ers were upset with their effort in a loss to the Brooklyn Nets on “Caris LeVert, different guys like that, they put the ball in the hole, Joe Harris. We still had a game The Sixers will look to bounce back when they return home on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets.

Coach Doc Rivers and the Philadelphia 76ers were upset with their defensive effort following a loss to the Phoenix Suns. At the end of the day, the Suns shot a ridiculously high percentage and that will not fly. Sure, Paul and Booker are great players and they know how to put the ball in the basket, but Phoenix should not have gotten the penetration they did all day long. “I think overall, we didn’t get back in transition,” said Ben Simmons.

Philadelphia had just 23 assists in the contest while Atlanta compiled 34.

The series is now tied 2-2 and Game 5 is Wednesday in Philadelphia, with tip-off slated for 7:30pm EST.

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