The Atlanta Hawks dispatched the New York Knicks in the first round in five games. Trae Young has a first-round series win under his belt in his first taste of the NBA Playoffs. The Hawks enter a tougher matchup against the No. 1 seed but have plenty of depth and momentum on their side.
The Sixers eliminated the Washington Wizards in five games but not without a bit of bad news. C Joel Embiid was injured in Game 4 and is considered day-to-day with a small tear in his meniscus. Embiid’s status will be big for this series and the longer he remains out, the more optimism it will give ATL.
Game 1: Hawks 128, Sixers 124
Game 2: Sixers 118, Hawks 102
Game 3: Sixers 127, Hawks 111
Game 4: Sixers at Hawks, Monday, June 14th, TBD TNT
Game 5 (if necessary): Hawks at Sixers, Wednesday, June 16th, TBD TNT
Game 6 (if necessary): Sixers at Hawks, Friday, June 18th, TBD ESPN
Game 7 (if necessary): Hawks at Sixers, Sunday, June 20th, TBD