The Atlanta Hawks and Philadelphia 76ers Eastern Conference semi-final series seems to never run out of excitement. The former team has made a resounding comeback from an 18 or more-point deficit in two consecutive games. With Trae Young leading the charge for the team, he will have the support of his home fans in potentially the last game of this series, if the Hawks emerge victorious.
On the other hand, the Philadelphia 76ers are looking vulnerable towards the end of the game. Wherein they have failed to pick up the pace in both the previous game’s last quarter and have in-turned been out-scored horrendously. Having given a generic gist, in this article we shall look upon the Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers predictions, probable starting 5 and more.
Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Match Preview
It is the first time in 25 years that the Philadelphia 76ers have given up an 18-point lead twice in two consecutive games. Having had enormous talent, the team seems to depend upon Joel Embiid for inspiration throughout the game. Whereas the MVP runner-up has been majorly suffering from his knee injury. This is a do-or-die game for the 76ers, so expect Embiid exploding upon the Hawks like never seen before.
On the contrary, the Hawks have fed upon the misery of the 76ers. Having scored on majority of their turnovers, it is safe to say that the Hawks are blossoming with confidence at the moment. And to lead their troop, there could be no better player than Trae Young who has remained cool, calm and composed while working his way up to the top even with his shoulder injury.
Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Head-to-Head
Just before the game 6, Atlanta Hawks are leading against the Philadelphia 76ers with a score of 3-2 in the series.
- 2018-19 – Hawks 3-1 76ers
- 2019-21 – Hawks 1-2 76ers
- 2020-21 – Hawks 1-2 76ers
Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Injury Report
Starting with the Hawks, De’Andre Hunter recently underwent his surgery and won’t be back for the rest of the matches. Cam Reddish is also out with sore Achilles reported during the game. However, Trae Young is also suffering from shoulder issues, but is giving his all.
On the contrary, Joel Embiid is suffering from a knee issue and has looked reluctant in making aggressive blocks. While Danny Green’s absence has evidently haunted Phialdelphia in this series.
Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Probable Starting 5
76ers- Point Guard – Ben Simmons, Shooting Guard – Seth Curry, Small Forward – Furkman Korkmaz, Power Forward – Tobias Harris, Center – Joel Embiid
Hawks – Point Guard – Trae Young, Shooting Guard – Bogdan Bogdanovic, Small Forward – Kevin Huerter, Power Forward – John Collins, Center – Clint Capela.
Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction
Lastly coming onto the Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Prediction. The former team have been regarded as the underdogs in almost every match of the series so far. However, their performances in the last couple of games make them the favorites for the upcoming contest. Trae Young and the crew will also have homecourt advantage, which could play a huge role in the outcome of the match.
Lastly, the 76ers are surely going to be at their offensive and aggressive best to force a Game 7 in this series. However, if the 76ers fail to make the initial quarters count, one could imagine Hawks pulling off the impossible.