In the end, Philly fans were left dejected at the Wells Fargo Center. The Philadelphia 76ers tried their best to hang on for four quarters, but turnovers and unforced mistakes did them in and they blew their chances in the end. Finally, the Hawks prevailed in Game 7, 103-96.
The Hawks go on to open their first East Finals after 2015 against the Milwaukee Bucks in Milwaukee on Wednesday. Trae Young and his team have every right to be there at the Eastern finals after their spectacular turnaround. His 21 points including a 3-pointer late in the match proved decisive at the end. He has helped his team prevail for the 3rd time in this series.
Unexpected Even For The Atlanta Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks had been without a win in the 7th Game in away games. But they chose to ignore this embarrassing piece of history, shutting out the Philadelphia 76ers in the end. They already had won in Games 1 and 5.
It was an unexpected result, even for the Hawks, especially when they were down 14-20 back in March. They had fired Lloyd Pierce, their coach, and were placed 11th in the Eastern Conference. But his replacement Nate McMillan has affected a turnaround for the Hawks.
It wasn’t the best of nights for Young but he kept firing away until that 3 got the Hawks to 93-87, 2:31 mins. remaining. Huerter then fired in 3 free throws to get the highest for the Hawks, getting 27 points.
A Terrible Night For The Philadelphia 76ers
Embiid got in 31 but it didn’t make any difference in the end. The Philadelphia 76ers were booed in the end and earned a rebuke for littering the court.
This is the only second time after 1973 when both the East and West No.1 will be missing from the finals. Utah Jazz, the West No.1 were also eliminated by the Los Angeles Clippers.