Maybe pressing does work in the NBA

The 76ers reveal a strategy

BY DAVID THORPE

Nothing else was working. Down double figures late in the fourth quarter of Game 1 against the hot-shooting Hawks, the Sixers did something most people think doesn’t work in the NBA: they unleashed a full court press.

Over the next couple of minutes, the Hawks blatantly lacked the conviction and coordination to punish Philadelphia’s high-r…

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