This was a total collapse.
My hometown Philadelphia 76ers had a seemingly comfortable lead against the Atlanta Hawks in Game 5 of their second-round NBA playoff series. The Hawks trailed by 26 points in the first half and they were down 87-69 after three quarters.
But the Sixers fell apart. They couldn’t make free throws and they couldn’t make shots down the stretch. They lost at home, 109-106, and fell behind 2-3 in the series.
Like Yogi Berra famously said, “It ain’t over till it’s over.”
No lead is safe – especially in basketball.