By Mark Gallagher
Charles Barkley had guaranteed the Sixers would win last night’s game 5.
And when they blew a 26-point lead, he didn’t hold back last night on “Inside the NBA” on TNT.
“This was a complete choke job. You don’t build a 26-point lead and then blow it in a must-win game.
“First of all, they gave up 40 points in the 4th quarter. You should’ve been mad from last game when they gave up an 18-point lead. You come home, you play fantastic, you get up 26 points.
“But the problem Ernie is, they brag about how good they are defensively. ‘Well I should be Defensive Player of the Year.’ You gave up 40 points in the 4th quarter at home in a playoff game. They just choked that away.
“I can get up here and say Lou Williams was fantastic and Gallinari was fantastic and they got them back in the game. Then Trae Young finished it off.
“I really wanna fly to Philly and listen to the radio tomorrow. Shaq, can I borrow your plane? And let me tell you something. They deserve to get roasted.”
“This was a complete choke job.”
Chuck reacts to the Sixers blowing a 26-PT lead in Game 5. pic.twitter.com/kQX3pMaTqJ
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) June 17, 2021