The Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks faced off each other on Tuesday night for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.
With a win in Game 1, the Hawks looked for another win, continuing their momentum from Game 1.
On the other hand, the 76ers came with a mission to tie the series.
And they succeeded at tying the series defeating the Atlanta Hawks.
The 76ers beat the Hawks 118-102 behind hot shooting from Joel Embiid.
On the other hand, Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari led the Hawks on the offensive end and gave hard time to the 76ers despite the loss.
The 76ers started strong, taking lead in the first half and dominating the Hawks most of the quarter.
Strong offensive from both teams in the first half.
The 76ers took an eight-point lead early in the first quarter as Tobias Harris extended the lead to 12 points with a layup and a turn-around jumper right back on the next possession.
Tobias Harris SCORCHING in the 1st Q.
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Seth Curry’s alley-oop to Ben Simmons for the dunk gave the 76ers 18 points lead with 3:39 remaining to play in the first quarter.
The 76ers continued to dominate the Hawks throughout the quarter.
They were 31-20 as Onyeka Okongwu blocked George Hill at the rim.
But Tobias Harris came up with a floater on the follow up leading to 13 point the 76ers’ lead with 2.6 seconds remaining.
The first quarter ended 33-20 with the 76ers taking the lead.
The Hawks come back in the second quarter.
Down 13 points, the Hawks entered the second quarter and quickly cut the lead to 11 points.
And again into 8 points after Danilo Gallinari dropped a bucket from behind the three-point line.
The Hawks cut the lead to two points as Clint Capela dropped a dunk on Trae Young’s alley-oop.
While Joel Embiid answered right back with a dunk on the other end.
The 76ers again extended the lead 44-35 with under five minutes left to play in the second quarter.
Embiid dropped a fadeaway jumper and extended the lead to 11 points.
But the Hawks again made a comeback.
Cutting the lead to eight points with over three minutes remaining before Seth Curry dropped a three-pointer.
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And the 76ers again dominated the Hawks.
Kevin Huerter dropped a three-pointer with 34 seconds remaining.
And Danilo Gallinari came up with another three-pointer with only two seconds remaining.
Like that the Hawks made a comeback, going from down 13 points early in the quarter to only four points behind right before the second half.
The 76ers again dominate the Hawks in the third quarter.
The Hawks again fell behind the 76ers early in the third quarter.
As the 76ers took 7 points lead with 7:15 remaining in the third quarter.
As Embiid knocked down a three-pointer on Tobias Harris‘s pass.
Clint Capela came up with a dunk on Trae young’s alley-oop.
Bogdan Bogadanovic knocked down a three-pointer, cutting the lead to a point with under four minutes left to play in the third quarter.
The Hawks then took a point lead with 2:22 remaining to play in the third quarter.
As Shake Milton knocked down a three-pointer taking the lead right back.
Milton knocked down a three-pointer at the buzzer, ending the quarter 84-91 in the favor of the 76ers.
SHAKE MILTON CHANGES GAME 2 🔌
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The 76ers quickly took 11 points lead early in the fourth quarter.
As Dwight Howard came up with a bucket after getting the offensive rebound.
Shake Milton continued his hot scoring, dropping a three-pointer.
That gave the 76ers 19 point lead, going 107-88 with about eight minutes left in the game.
Joel Embiid knocked down a jumper that sealed the game for the 76ers.
The 76ers took the win, defeating the Hawks 118-102 and tying the series 1-1.
Joel Embiid hot scoring led the 76ers.
The 76ers dominated the Hawks behind hot shooting from Joel Embiid.
He led the scorers, dropping a career playoff-high with 40 points.
Along with 13 rebounds, and 2 assist, going 13 of 25 from the field and 12 of 16 from free-throw line.
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He now becomes the first Sixers player to drop 40 points plus on playoffs game since Allen Iverson.
And with 10 plus rebounds of the game, he becomes the first player to have 40 points and 10 rebounds game since Billy Cunningham in 1970.
Besides Embiid, the 76ers starters Tobias Harris and Seth Curry dropped an amazing performance for the win.
Tobias Harris dropped 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists while Seth Curry contributed from behind the arc.
He dropped five of his six attempts from behind the arc and finished the game with 21 points and 2 assists.
Meanwhile, Shake Miton caught fire coming off the bench and dropping 14 points all in the second half.
He also made 3 rebounds and an assist and was five of eight from the field and four of five from three-point line.
In addition, he was +15 in 14 minutes, the 2nd highest +/- under 15 minutes by a Sixer in a playoff game since 1997.
Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari led the Hawks.
On the other hand, the Hawks Trae Young and Danilo Gallinari led the charge on the offensive end.
Each finished the game with a team-high 21 points.
Trae Young led the Hawks’ starters, scoring 21 points and 11 assists double-double, along with 3 assists.
Followed by Bogdan Bogdanovic who dropped 14 points along with 7 rebounds, and 2 assists.
While Clint Capela contributed 10 points and rebounds for the starters.
And John Collins made 10 rebounds and dropped 8 points.
Meanwhile, Danilo Gallinari led the Hawks bench, scoring 21 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Followed by Kevin Huerter, who dropped 20 points, 2 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Now the game returns back to State Farm Arena for Game 3 on Friday night.