By Sally Fahey

It’s hard to know if Sixers coach really believes this or is hoping against hope:

“We’ll be back here for Game 7 — I believe that,” Rivers said.

“The mood was down. It was awful. What would you think it would be? It would have to be. This is part of sports. You have some awful moments. There’s no guaranteed path to get to your goal. We have made this hard on ourselves. We have to own up that. All of us. And then we have to get up and be ready for the next game.”