PHILADELPHIA -- For what it's worth, Allen Iverson took this loss in stride. The final buzzer sounded, the arena went pretty much silent after a loss -- this was only the second time such a thing has happened to the Sixers since Christmas -- and one guy did not seem to let it get him down.
All good things must come to an end, and Philadelphia's unbeaten streak that had lasted more than a month fell victim to that universal truth Monday night at Wells Fargo Center.
The Sixers basically stunk from 3-point range, let the Miami Heat muck up the game, dictate the pace and play rough with Ben Simmons, and the result was a 113-103.
In the arena, on social media and pretty much everywhere else, it seemed as though people had forgotten what it was like to lose a single basketball game.
But the end of the world it was not, and watching Iverson glad-hand everyone around him after the game ended -- even the referees, put it all in perspective.
It was just one game, and it was a stinker for the Philadelphia 76ers ... but folks need to keep things in perspective in the postseason. And although it looked for 35 days as though the home team had what it takes to go unbeaten all the way through the NBA finals, they had an off night.
And yeah, it was really off.
From 3-point range, the Sixers attempted 35 shots and made only seven -- one of which came with just a few seconds left and allowed Robert Covington to finish 1-for-8.
Covington is a guy who has run hot and cold all season. Actually, he he been doing the same thing for a few seasons as The Process has unfolded and the laughingstocks of the NBA have become the league's hottest commodity.
And on Monday night, Covington's struggles were infectious.