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The South Philadelphia sports complex is in store for a busy Sunday with both Phillies and 76ers playing at home. Fans hope both teams can rebound after enduring a weekend of losses at the hands of Boston teams.
The 76ers are taking on the Boston Celtics in the divisional round of the NBA playoffs. After starting the series in Boston with a win, the Sixers have dropped two games in row.
“We gotta make shots. Ain’t too much we can do. Joel, he’s defending the paint as much as he can but we gotta make shots. James harden, gotta step up, baby,” said Don Hubert from South Philadelphia.
If the Sixers win Sunday, they’ll even up the series at 2-2 on the way back to Boston. A loss, however, puts them within one game of elimination from the playoffs.
On the other side of Pattison Avenue, the Phillies are taking on the Boston Red Sox. The Phillies have not won in the month of May and are on a six game losing streak, despite Bryce Harper coming back to the lineup last week.
“I’m not worried about it, said Derek Smith from Southwest Philadelphia. “They have a good lineup. They just have to settle down, play their game.”
That could likely go for either team. Fans felt confident about both the Sixers and Phillies chances at home.
“Bryce is going to go off hit two home runs. We’re gonna win by about 8 I think. And Embiid is going to go off not get hurt,” said Justin Bozek from the South Philadelphia.