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The 76ers rally to tie the series
The Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks squared off in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Tuesday night. With a win in Game 1, the Hawks looked for another, hoping to build on their momentum. The 76ers, on the other hand, arrived with the goal of tying the series.
They were able to tie the series by defeating the Atlanta Hawks.
JOEL EMBIID’S HOT SHOOTING HELPED THE 76ERS BEAT THE HAWKS 118-102.
Aside from Embiid, Seth Curry and Tobias Harris each scored 20 points or more, while Shake Milton’s excellent shooting in the second half helped turn the game.
Despite the loss, Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari led the Hawks’ offense and gave the 76ers a run for their money.
The 76ers got off to a fast start, seizing the lead in the first half and dominating the Hawks for the majority of the quarter.
Both teams had offensive solid performances in the first half.
Tobias Harris pushed the 76ers’ advantage to 12 points with a layup and a turn-around jumper on the next play, giving them an eight-point lead early in the first quarter.
With 3:39 remaining in the first quarter, Seth Curry’s alley-oop to Ben Simmons for the dunk gave the 76ers an 18-point advantage.
Throughout the quarter, the 76ers dominated the Hawks.
Onyeka Okongwu blocked George Hill near the rim to make it 31-20.
However, Tobias Harris hit a floater on the follow-up, extending the 76ers’ advantage to 13 points with 2.6 seconds remaining.
The 76ers led 33-20 at the end of the first quarter.
IN THE SECOND QUARTER, THE HAWKS REAPPEAR.
The Hawks opened the second quarter trailing by 13 points and immediately trimmed the deficit to 11 points.
And then became 8 points as Danilo Gallinari hit a three-pointer from behind the three-point line.
Clint Capela’s dunk on Trae Young’s alley-oop cut the Hawks’ advantage to two points.
While Joel Embiid responded with a slam on the opposite end.
With less than five minutes remaining in the second quarter, the 76ers increased their lead to 44-35.
Embiid hit a fadeaway jumper to increase the advantage to 11 points.
But the Hawks rallied once again.
Seth Curry hit a three-pointer to cut the lead to eight points with over three minutes remaining.
And the 76ers dominated the Hawks once more.
Kevin Huerter hit a three-pointer with 34 seconds left.
And Danilo Gallinari hit another three-pointer with only two seconds left.
As a result, the Hawks rallied from a 13-point deficit early in the quarter to a four-point deficit just before the half.
In the third quarter, the 76ers once again overwhelm the Hawks.
Early in the third quarter, the Hawks fell behind the 76ers once more.
With 7:15 remaining in the third quarter, the 76ers established a 7-point lead.
Embiid hit a three-pointer off an assist from Tobias Harris.
Clint Capela nailed a slam off Trae Young’s alley-oop.
With less than four minutes remaining in the third quarter, Bogdan Bogdanovic hit a three-pointer to trim the lead to one point.
With 2:22 remaining in the third quarter, the Hawks seized a point lead.
Shake Milton answered with a three-pointer, regaining the lead.
The 76ers won the quarter 84-91 thanks to a three-pointer by Milton at the buzzer.
Early in the fourth quarter, the 76ers built an 11-point advantage.
After grabbing the offensive rebound, Dwight Howard made a basket.
Shake Milton added to his hot shooting with a three-pointer.
With around eight minutes left in the game, the 76ers led by 19 points, 107-88.
The 76ers won the game thanks to a shot by Joel Embiid.
The 76ers won 118-102 over the Hawks, tying the series at one game apiece.
Joel Embiid’s strong shooting paced the 76ers.
The 76ers crushed the Hawks thanks to Joel Embiid’s strong shooting.
He led the scorers with 40 points, a lifetime playoff high.
In addition to 13 rebounds and 2 assists, he shot 13 of 25 from the floor and 12 of 16 from the free-throw line
He is currently the first Sixers player since Allen Iverson to score 40 points or more in a playoff game.
With 10 or more rebounds, he becomes the first player since Billy Cunningham in 1970 to have 40 points and 10 rebounds in the same game.
Aside from Embiid, the 76ers starters Tobias Harris and Seth Curry both put forth outstanding performances in the win.
Tobias Harris led the way with 22 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists, while Seth Curry chipped in from beyond the arc.
He made five three-point attempts and finished with 21 points and two assists.
Meanwhile, Shake Milton exploded off the bench, scoring 14 points in the second half.
He also had three rebounds and an assist while shooting five of eight from the floor and four of five from beyond the arc.
Furthermore, he was +15 in 14 minutes, the second highest +/- in a playoff game by a Sixer since 1997.
Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari headed the Hawks.
On the other hand, Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari spearheaded the Hawks’ offensive assault.
Each finished with a game-high 21 points.
Trae Young led the Hawks’ starters with a double-double of 21 points and 11 assists, as well as three assists.
Bogdan Bogdanovic came in second with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Clint Capela led the starters with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
In addition, John Collins had 10 rebounds and 8 points.
Danilo Gallinari led the Hawks’ bench with 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Kevin Huerter followed with 20 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.
The game will return to State Farm Arena on Friday night for Game 3.