04/28/11 10:43 am EST
For those of you with younger siblings, you’d understand this scenario: A few of your friends are over hanging out, enjoying a few brews, talking about girls and occasionally dabbling in the sports discussion. Your younger brother, too young to drink, is adamant about spending time with your crew while trying to fit in.
No matter what you say, your brother wont leave, he continues to hang around. That’s exactly what the Sixers did, they annoyingly hung around, consistently pestering the Heat during this five game series.
The Miami Heat is clearly the better ball club and they knew that. So when the Sixers continuously stayed in ball games it irked their elite players. With three superstars in LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, we all knew the 76ers didn’t stand a chance in a seven game series. And despite the kind words they had had for our young Sixers in the media, the Heat knew they should dismiss the 7-6 with relative ease.
Yet, admirably they fought for their outmatched lives in three competitive losses, one win and a blow out over the course of the series. In the final Game 5 97-91 loss, the Sixers went down swinging like a boxer on his final leg. Hanging around just long enough to scare the Heat with the possibility of a drawn out series heading back to Philadelphia.