NBA Matchup: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: 18th June
Time: 7:30 PM (ET)
Atlanta Hawk’s cold villain, Trae Young and Philadelphia 76er’s big man, Joel Embiid, the Eastern Conference Semi finals, Game 5 gave the NBA fans a treat to watch.
The Hawks were down 26 points and the 76ers were in the driving seat. It was almost clear that the 76ers were going to take the lead in the series. But Ice Trae froze the 76er’s defence and helped the Hawks come back from the dreadful start. Embiid and Seth Curry dominated for the 76ers, they put up 37 and 36 points respectively. Atlanta beat the 76ers 109-106 and took themselves one step closer to the Conference Finals. Trae Young Put up 39 points and seven assists for the night.
Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Game 6 Prediction
The Philadelphia 76ers are a strong team, They have the likes of Joel Embiid, Seth Curry and Ben Simmons. Even with a superstar lineup the 76ers somehow manage to choke when it comes to closing out games.
76ers blew an 18 point lead earlier and now a 26 point lead. The 76ers will have to improve their consistency if they have any intention of keeping their hopes for a championship alive.
The MVP nominee, Joel Embiid will be the key player. Embiid had an incredible game 5, he put up 37 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. The man is putting every last bit of himself on both ends of the court. His stats for this playoff season are 27.4 points, 9.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game.
The Hawks may have managed to come back hard in the last two games but not every day is a Sunday. Trae Young and co need to ensure that they start strong in game 6. This will ease the pressure off of the players and put them in a better position as the game proceeds.
The Hawks have been underdogs this playoff tournament and they truly deserve to move ahead in the tournament. A few rectifications and the Hawks will be unstoppable
The key player for Atlanta will be Trae Young. Ice Trae has continued to prove why he is one of the best upcoming point guards in the league. With flashy handles, beautiful plays and class shooting, Trae Young is destined for greatness.
Keeping in mind how the Hawks have been bouncing back every game and the lack of consistency in the 76ers rotation, the Atlanta Hawks are favourites to win game 6.
Danny Green – Out (Sore calf)
De’Andre Hunter- Out (surgery)
How To Watch Hawks vs 76ers?
Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks will be televised nationally on TNT at 7:30 PM ET. Fans can also access the game globally through the NBA league pass