The Hawks' Kevin Huerter drives against the Sixers' Furkan Korkmaz. Jun 20, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter (3) dribbles past Philadelphia 76ers guard Furkan Korkmaz (30) as center Clint Capela (15) sets a pick during the first quarter of game seven of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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:

Also from the fourth quarter, here’s a Clint Capela dunk over Joel Embiid:

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:

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.

[; photo from Bill Streicher-USA Today Sports]

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Andrew Bucholtz has been covering sports media for Awful Announcing since 2012. He is also a staff writer for The Comeback. His previous work includes time at Yahoo! Sports Canada and Black Press.