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Embiid, 76ers beat Hawks 127-111 to take 2-1 lead in series

Jun. 11, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Joel Embiid kept taking falls. He also kept rising to his feet. Nothing was going to take Philadelphia's big center off the court with the playoff series lead on the line. Embiid scored 27 points and the 76ers rode a dominant third...

Hawks, Nuggets hope home court provides edge in semifinals

Jun. 10, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — John Collins already has seen what playoff success has done to raise the hometown excitement for the Atlanta Hawks. Collins is eager for the opportunity to build more enthusiasm now that the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the top-seeded...

Hawks remain confident vs 76ers despite Embiid's dominance

Jun. 09, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Hawks return to Atlanta beaming with confidence in their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76ers despite their inability to slow down, much less stop, Joel Embiid. The 76ers big man has scored 79 points in the first two...

Shake Milton saves Sixers as Philly evens series with Hawks

Jun. 08, 2021 23:30 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid bounded on the court and pointed at Shake Milton following an electrifying stretch that might have saved Philadelphia's season and yelled, “I told you be ready!” Sure enough, Embiid — who had a sideline confrontation last season...

Morey, 76ers fined for team president's Stephen Curry tweet

Jun. 07, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers and their president of basketball operations, Daryl Morey, have each been fined $75,000 for a tweet Morey sent about Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. Morey and the team were fined for violating the NBA's anti-tampering...

Young shines for confident Hawks under playoff pressure

Jun. 07, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trae Young has Atlanta floating through the postseason. Young’s soft release on his high arcing shot over taller defenders creates easy buckets. Sometimes the shots are confused for lobs and snatched by his teammates for easy jams (Clint Capela got...

Young scores 35, Hawks top Embiid, Sixers 128-124 in Game 1

Jun. 06, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trae Young put an early smackdown on Philly that had the Hawks in control of Game 1 and finished the win with a lob to John Collins for a one-handed jam. Collins punched the air in celebration — and the Hawks took a moment to exhale after a hefty...

Embiid plays in Game 1 for 76ers with injured right knee

Jun. 06, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid was in the starting lineup Sunday even with a cartilage tear in his right knee for Game 1 of the Philadelphia 76ers' Eastern Conference playoff series. Embiid and the top-seeded Sixers are facing the Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern...

Good to go? Embiid's status for Game 1 uncertain for 76ers

Jun. 05, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dwight Howard gushed over his first year in Philly, a train-of-thought review on his favorite cheesesteak spot and the dairy dessert the Sixers give away at home games, and he even hummed a few bars to the team’s theme song. Fun! ...

Hawks-76ers Eastern Conference semifinals preview capsule

Jun. 05, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Philadelphia-Atlanta Eastern Conference semifinal series that starts Sunday: No. 1 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (49-23, 4-1) vs. No. 5 ATLANTA HAWKS (41-31, 4-1) Season series: 76ers, 2-1. Story line: MVP finalist...