The Philadelphia 76ers were sent packing on Thursday night as they got eliminated by the Heat in Game 6 of their playoff series. To make things worse is that the team was down by as much as 20 points while at home in front of their raucous crowd.
During a timeout, the frustrations became evident as cameras caught James Harden and Tyrese Maxey in a spirited conversation. Both players appeared to be quite animated, especially James Harden.
After it was over, a frustrated Maxey got up and tossed his seat cushion to the ground.
When the final seconds ticked off the clock in the Wells Fargo Center in the 76ers’ 99–90 loss to the Heat on Thursday evening, it brought with it a familiar sight for James Harden. The 32-year-old finished with 11 points in the game, attempting just two shots in the second half. The last field goal that he converted came with 3:31 to play in the second quarter.
After the game, when Harden was asked why he played such a small part of the offense in the second half, he blamed the game plan.
“We ran our offense, and the ball didn’t get back to me,” Harden said.
Maxey closed Thursday’s 99-90 loss to the Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals with 20 points, three rebounds, four assists and one block in 42 minutes.