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76ers edge Hawks 104-99 to force Game 7

Seth Curry leads the way with 24 points to keep the 76ers’ playoff hopes alive.

2021 NBA Playoffs - Philadelphia 76ers v Atlanta Hawks
Seth Curry of the Philadelphia 76ers reacts after a game by holding up “7” against the Atlanta Hawks during Round 2, Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Playoffs on June 18, 2021 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Seth Curry tallied 24 points, Tobias Harris added 24 points as well and Joel Embiid poured in 22 points and 13 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers edged the Atlanta Hawks 104-99 to force Game 7. Trae Young led the Hawks with 34 points and 12 assists.

The 76ers covered the spread. The under hit at 221.5.

Atlanta jumped out to a 20-8 lead, but the 76ers stormed back to tie the score at 29-29 despite early foul trouble for Harris and Ben Simmons. Tyrese Maxey contributed off the bench in key minutes with Simmons sidelined, eventually scoring 16 points in the win.

Young connected on a triple to give Atlanta a 51-45 edge, but Embiid responded to cut the halftime deficit to 51-47.

Philadelphia held an eight-point advantage in the third quarter to take a 80-76 lead into the final frame. The Hawks battled back to cut it to 94-93 on a trey from Young, but the 76ers eventually held on for the win with Embiid, Maxey and Harris closing things out.

With the win, the 76ers avoid elimination and will now have a Game 7 on their home floor. The Hawks will likely feel this was their best chance at winning the series, but will have confidence after winning Games 1 and 5 in Philadelphia.

Game 7 is Sunday at 8:00 PM ET.