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Young leads Hawks' rally past Sixers with Embiid hurting

Jun. 14, 2021 23:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young tried to reassure Atlanta coach Nate McMillan after it became clear the Hawks point guard was hiding a sore shoulder. McMillan had no complaints after Young lifted the Hawks to a crucial win over top-seeded Philadelphia. ...

76ers' Rivers seeks fill-in for injured Green against Hawks

Jun. 13, 2021 16:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Doc Rivers isn't revealing his plan for replacing Danny Green in the Philadelphia 76ers' lineup. Rivers said Sunday “some of the unintended good consequences of having injuries during the regular season” are having options for Game 4 of the Eastern...

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...

In the 2021 playoffs, the NBA's class of 2018 is showing up

Jun. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

Phoenix's Deandre Ayton had Guy Fieri leaping out of his courtside seat with a thundering dunk. Atlanta's Trae Young had Spike Lee leaving early in disappointment. Dallas' Luka Doncic impressed Paul George so much that the Clippers’ veteran insisted on trading jerseys with the youngster. ...

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...