The NBA playoffs are as competitive as they have ever been this postseason.
There seems to be no clear favorite, and any team that gets hot could walk away with the trophy.
One team that is hoping to make it back to the Finals is the Philadelphia 76ers.
They have not played in the Finals since 2001 when they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers.
But, Brandon Marshall seems to believe that head coach Doc Rivers is holding their team back.
He said so on a recent podcast appearance, as he thinks Rivers is “just not that guy.”
The Sixers lost to Boston in Game 2 of the EC Semis by a whopping 34 PTS 😳
“I’m concerned that Doc Rivers is gonna blow this opportunity. It’s out of his control. He’s just not that guy.” – @BMarshall
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Marshall does not think Rivers is a good enough coach to keep up with the Boston Celtics.
The playoffs are all about adjustments, and that could be a weak spot for Rivers.
While Boston adjusted in Game 2, the Sixers welcomed Joel Embiid back and their play was substantially worse.
The Sixers seemed a bit complacent with the fact that they already took Game 1.
Now the series shifts to Philadelphia where the 76ers look to protect their home court.
If the Sixers can win their next two home games they will take a commanding 3-1 lead.
But, plenty of pressure will be on Rivers to have his team ready to go.
Rivers is one of the most successful coaches in NBA history.
He even has one championship to his name with the Celtics.
Now he must take down his former team in hopes of helping the 76ers end their championship drought.
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