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Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising

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Will Hawks keep the Homecourt advantage in tonight's matchup with Philly?

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Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

Post#1 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:49 pm

Hawks host Philadelphia with series tied 1-1

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The Atlanta Hawks host the Philadelphia 76ers in game three of the Eastern Conference second round with the series tied 1-1. The 76ers won the previous matchup 118-102. Joel Embiid scored 40 points to help lead Philadelphia to the win and Trae Young recorded 21 points in the loss for Atlanta.

The Hawks are 24-18 in conference matchups. Atlanta has a 27-11 record against teams under .500.

The 76ers are 31-11 against conference opponents. Philadelphia is sixth in the Eastern Conference scoring 113.6 points per game and is shooting 47.6%.

TOP PERFORMERS:
Young is scoring 25.3 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds for the Hawks. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 15.4 points and 3.4 assists over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

Embiid has shot 51.3% and is averaging 28.5 points for the 76ers. Tobias Harris is averaging 19.7 points and 7.7 rebounds while shooting 46.1% over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS:
Hawks: Averaging 107.1 points, 43.0 rebounds, 20.9 assists, 5.1 steals and 6.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 103.9 points on 43.8% shooting.

76ers: Averaging 123.1 points, 43.1 rebounds, 26.7 assists, 9.3 steals and 7.0 blocks per game while shooting 51.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.4 points on 46.6% shooting.
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Re: Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

Post#2 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jun 11, 2021 2:59 pm

There's a lot of noise ahead of tonight's game.

This is our chance to really solidify our status as a top team in the East.



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Re: Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

Post#3 » by Jamaaliver » Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:16 pm

Sixers will continue to throw different coverages at Hawks star Trae Young

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The Sixers did a much better job on Young in Game 2 compared to Game 1 as they forced him to shoot 1-for-7 from deep and he had four turnovers which the Sixers were able to convert into points. The adjustment of having Simmons defend him from the jump while also switching Tobias Harris onto him in the pick-and-roll helped in that regard.

“We got to give this kid a lot of looks, man, he is so clever,” said coach Doc Rivers. “We switched some, we which showed some, we even trapped a couple which we’re trying to avoid, to be honest, because he passes so well out of the traps and they have so much shooting. We just feel strongly you can’t give them one look and we’re just gonna try to keep mixing it up.”

Philadelphia has done a good job of using their length and really being able to funnel him towards other defenders. At 6-foot-10, Simmons can do so many different things to really bother Young and combine his size and skill with the different coverages Rivers promises to throw at him, the Sixers should be able to find success against him or at the very least, make it tough for him to score.

The biggest thing Philadelphia has on their side is Simmons who after losing out on Defensive Player of the Year, will probably want to make a statement in Game 3 on Friday.
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Re: Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

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Post#6 » by D21 » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:12 pm

I don't like that Solo is starting again, instead of Snell or Huerter, but if that's the case, I hope he will prove me wrong.
Let's get this game and put some pressure on PHI!
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Post#7 » by HMFFL » Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:13 am

Falling early on at home. Come home Hawks!!

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Post#8 » by dms269 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:20 am

Dwight elbowed Bogan in the head for the no call. Gonna be a long night.

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Re: Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

Post#10 » by Jamaaliver » Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:04 am

Finally…this should have happened much sooner.

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Re: Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

Post#11 » by Jamaaliver » Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:52 am

I've thought it for a few days now. Tonight confirms it for me:

76ers are simply a better team right now. Especially when Embiid plays so well.

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Re: Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

Post#14 » by Jamaaliver » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:20 am

Bring me Ben Simmons!!!

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Re: Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

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Post#16 » by DirtybirdGA » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:57 am

This certainly puts a damper on the weekend .
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Post#17 » by DirtybirdGA » Sat Jun 12, 2021 2:59 am

I guess McMillan doesn't have a good 4th qtr net rating anymore.
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Re: Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

Post#18 » by HMFFL » Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:17 am

DirtybirdGA wrote:This certainly puts a damper on the weekend .
Disappointing for sure.


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Post#19 » by atlantabbq99 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 5:31 am

Hawks really need Hunter and Cam back!

I don't think the Hawks need home court advantage in this series because Trea plays better on the road.
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Re: Hawks vs 76ers Part III: ATL Rising 

Post#20 » by atlantabbq99 » Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:24 am

Hawks won't win the series if Hunter or Cam don't come back.

If I was Coach Nate, I would try starting (or giving more minutes to) Kong and moving Collins to SF and have the Hawks' bigs out run the Sixers' bigs.

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