The Hawks Rallied To Beat The Philadelphia 76ers On Monday Night
The Hawks rallied to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 103-100 on Monday night, tying the Eastern Conference semifinal at 2-2. Trae Young scored 25 points, including a floater that gave Atlanta the lead with 1:17 remaining.
After blowing an 18-point lead, Philadelphia may have more serious concerns. Joel Embiid, the Sixers’ big man, spent the second quarter in the locker room and failed to make a field goal in the second half. Embiid has had torn cartilage in his right knee and has been unable to play.
The Hawks were led by Bogdan Bogdanovic, who had 22 points and 12 rebounds. John Collins, who had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Young only made 8 of 26 shots, but he did have 18 assists. Game 5 will take place in Philadelphia on Wednesday night.
Embiid had 17 points and 21 rebounds in the game. For the Sixers, Tobias Harris had 20 points. Seth Curry had 17, but Curry missed a potential game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Late in the first half, the Sixers led 60-42, but Atlanta fought back in the third quarter. With a 3-pointer to start the final period, Bogdanovic gave Atlanta its first lead of the half, 83-82.
Before Collins’ 3-pointer cut the lead to one point, Philadelphia led 98-94. With 1:17 remaining, Young’s floater gave Atlanta a 99-98 lead, and his two free throws after being fouled by Embiid extended the lead to three.
The Team Catched A Break When Embiid Missed A Layup
The Hawks held on from there, catching a break when Embiid missed a layup with 7.8 seconds left and the Sixers knocked the ball out of bounds.
Harris has scored 20 points in each of the last seven playoff games.
Young sat on the bench early in the second quarter with his right shoulder wrapped after missing his first five shots from the field. The Hawks made no mention of an injury.
Young expressed his displeasure after being called for a foul on Embiid in the second quarter, which resulted in a technical foul.
Young made a short floater and then hit two 3-pointers after his shoulder was wrapped.
After his time in the locker room, Embiid hit a 3-pointer. However, he only made 4 of 20 shots from the field, far from the output the Sixers expected from their star, who shot 51.3 percent in the regular season.
With 3:24 left in the third, Ben Simmons was called for a flagrant-one foul after hitting Collins to stop Collins’ attempt at a breakaway jam.
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