Sixers’ Tobias Harris sets unwanted franchise record for most missed triples in a playoff game
The Philadelphia 76ers blew a great opportunity to put the Toronto Raptors’ backs against the wall, as they lost in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals 101-96. Once again, three of the Sixers’ four best players struggled throughout the game, with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons scoring a combined 21 points on only 17 shots. But no one had a more disappointing performance than Tobias Harris.
The eight-year veteran managed to score 16 points, but he shot an abysmal 7-23 from the field. 11 of his misses came from beyond the arc, which set an unwanted franchise record.
Tobias Harris went 2-13 from deep to set a new 76ers team record for missed three-pointers in a playoff game. The previous mark was 8. #TORvsPHI
— StatMuse (@statmuse) May 5, 2019
Harris has been struggling on the offensive end in this series. Through the first four games, he shot 35 percent from the field. He’s one of the main reasons why the Sixers lost Game 4, and it doesn’t look like he’s bound for a breakout game anytime soon.
The Sixers’ lone bright spot on offense against the Raptors is Jimmy Butler, who’s constantly been going head-to-head with Kawhi Leonard. However, with very little support from his teammates, all of his efforts were put to waste.
Game 5 of the series will be played in Toronto on Tuesday, and if the Sixers want to have a legitimate chance of winning, everyone not named Jimmy Butler or JJ Redick will need to have a better showing on the offensive end, especially Harris.
With Embiid dealing with various injuries, manning the painted area on both ends of the floor is Harris’ primary responsibility. If he won’t be able to do that, then their playoff run might end over the next couple of days.