Poor 76ers Fan Celebrated Team’s 18-Point Lead Too Soon Only To Get Heartbroken After Epic Collapse (VIDEO)
Never celebrate a win before the game is officially over.
At halftime, the Atlanta Hawks trailed by 22 points. Three minutes into the third quarter, they trailed by 26 points.
One 76ers fan in face paint celebrated.
It ultimately did not matter as they produced a remarkable comeback to stun the Philadelphia 76ers 109-106 in game five of their best-of-seven NBA Eastern Conference semifinals playoff series on Wednesday and take a 3-2 lead.
That fan had to make another video after watching that collapse in real time.
The comeback was a momentous one in franchise and league history, too, as it was the biggest playoff comeback in the Hawks’ franchise history as well as the fourth-biggest playoff comeback in NBA history.
“We just gave it to them,” 76ers point guard Ben Simmons said afterward.
“We got too comfortable and didn’t play the way we should be playing. Didn’t move the ball as much in the second half. Didn’t get as many easy shots. And defensively, there were too many lapses where we didn’t communicate.”