The Philadelphia 76ers trusted the process, but it didn’t end the way they wanted it to. Playing without their injured all-around point forward in Ben Simmons, the Sixers never stood a chance against the Boston Celtics and got swept.
Kawhi Leonard hit a shot from another planet. The sort of moment that belongs in Space Jam. The Philadelphia 76ers were gobsmacked and eliminated in the cruellest way possible. Joel Embiid was in tears. Brett Brown was aghast. The Sixers were the first team in NBA Playoffs history to lose a Game 7 to a buzzer-beater.