Danny Green hits Sixers with harsh truth that led to downfall
According to Green, the Sixers didn’t give it their all against the Hawks–perhaps because of the fact that they were the overwhelming favorites to win the series against a team that doesn’t have much playoff experience in recent years. The veteran sharpshooter also noted that they looked too far ahead at times, being comfortable that they can flip the switch and close out Atlanta any time they want.
Obviously, that was not the case.
“I think we skipped some steps and we got too comfortable,” Danny Green shared, per Noah Levick of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
While the Sixers fought hard, it can’t be denied that they really got comfortable and thought they would have it easy against the Hawks. There were a couple of matchups like Games 1 and 4 that Philly could have won. In fact in Game 4, they were ahead by 13 points at halftime and looked to be on their way to a blowout victory before allowing Atlanta to come back and take the W.
Of course, the plays of Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons are suspects as well–especially in the pivotal Game 7. Nonetheless, considering the talent they have, it really shouldn’t have ended in a do-or-die.
Now, the Sixers head into the postseason with several questions they need to answer. The most basic of all, however, is: what can they do to elevate the team to the next level and contend for the title.