(Photo : Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – Head Coach Doc Rivers of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts towards the Boston Celtics in the course of the first quarter in sport six of the Eastern Conference Semifinals within the 2023 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center on May 11, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sixers coach Doc Rivers has now misplaced 5 straight Game 7s, because the Philadelphia 76ers have been on the improper finish of a large beatdown by the Boston Celtics, 112-88, within the do-or-die sport of their Eastern Conference Semifinals collection.
Doc Rivers has misplaced the final 5 Game 7s he has coached in.
Rivers now has a 6-10 file in Game 7s – his 10 losses are essentially the most Game 7 losses of any coach in NBA historical past. pic.twitter.com/9us3fsyQCi
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 14, 2023
NBA MVP Joel Embiid and James Harden underperformed underneath the intense lights, scoring a mixed 24 factors, whereas Celtics star Jayson Tatum broke the file for many factors scored in a Game 7, dropping 51.
Embiid and Harden in Game 7:
Not superb… pic.twitter.com/WbKxkz2Gjk
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) May 14, 2023
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Doc Rivers Loses Another Elimination Game
The 61-year-old tactician has a wealthy historical past of developing brief in elimination video games.
The loss is the newest amongst Doc Rivers-coached groups shedding the collection whereas being up 3-1 or 3-2.
Doc Rivers has coached SEVEN groups which have blown 3-1 or 3-2 collection leads 😳 pic.twitter.com/7KtLtbKPxa
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 15, 2023
During the NBA bubble in 2020, the Los Angeles Clippers, then coached by Rivers, infamously blew a 3-1 lead towards the Denver Nuggets within the Western Conference Semifinals. Rivers instantly stepped down as Clippers coach after the embarrassing loss.
The most necessary collection lead that Rivers blew was in the course of the 2010 NBA Finals when he was teaching the Boston Celtics towards their fierce rivals Los Angeles Lakers.
After going up 3-2 following a gritty Game 5 win in Boston, the Celtics proceeded to lose the subsequent two video games in Los Angeles at hand Kobe Bryant his fifth and ultimate championship.
Rivers holds the file for many losses in Game 7 by a coach with 10. That’s 5 greater than another coach in NBA historical past.
He intends to educate the Sixers subsequent yr, though he said that “no one is safe” within the enterprise amid firings amongst coaches who lately led their groups to profitable runs.
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