The 2014-2014 Philadelphia 76ers season is OVER. Final record: 18-64. That's one less win than last year's total of 19-63.
The Sixers lost to the Miami Heat by a final score of 105 to 101, which was a desired result. The Magic didn't live up to their end of the bargain by beating the Brooklyn Nets, however. So, now the Heat will have the 10th pick heading into the NBA Draft Lottery. This means that there's only a 9.1% chance the Sixers get the Heat pick. Thanks for nothing, Orlando.
But enough about that. Let's talk about the game itself! But do we have to? Because it was bad. Both teams tanked pretty hard. In the end, the Sixers tanked harder and they lost.
It looked like the Sixers were actually somehow going to have a chance to win late despite being down 18 at the half after JaKarr Sampson lucked into this play:
April 16, 2015
But then Henry Walker (!?!) drilled a three to put the Heat up 103-101. Then Robert Covington missed a three and it was over after Tyler Johnson dunked with just one second remaining.
More thoughts and takes to come in the full recap. For now, react here and reflect on the season. I guess.