Like the Brooklyn Nets-Milwaukee Bucks series before it, the Atlanta Hawks-Philadelphia 76ers Eastern Conference semifinal series went the distance, and did so in style. Game 7 in Philadelphia Sunday had plenty of runs from both teams and was close throughout, but the fourth-seeded Hawks eventually wound up taking it over the top-seeded Sixers. Here are some highlights from that, starting with Trae Young hitting from deep late in the game:
TRAE YOUNG CLUTCH THREE 🥶
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 21, 2021
Also from the fourth quarter, here’s a Clint Capela dunk over Joel Embiid:
CAPELA DUNKS OVER EMBIID 😳
Hawks have the lead pic.twitter.com/JBUKju8WRk
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 21, 2021
But the real unexpected star of the night was Hawks’ small forward Kevin Huerter (seen above driving against Furkan Korkmaz), who wound up with a team-high 27 points on 10-of-18 shooting, including two-of-four from deep. Here’s one of his three-pointers:
HAWKS ELIMINATE THE 76ERS!
27 PTS (Playoff high)
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) June 21, 2021
The Hawks are now moving on to face the Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals, and that should be a fun series to watch. We’ll see how it turns out.
[NBA.com; photo from Bill Streicher-USA Today Sports]