Milton, Embiid help 76ers even series with 118-102 win over Hawks

Shake Milton buried a 32-footer and scored 14 points and Joel Embiid had a playoff-best 40 points and 13 rebounds to lead the 76ers to a 118-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks to even the Eastern Conference semifinals 1-1 on Tuesday night.

The Sixers had no bench points in the first half and squandered a 21-point lead, while Trae Young hit a couple of free throws to give Atlanta an early 80-79 lead.

But Milton buried a quick 3-pointer to make it 82-80 for Philadelphia’s first bench points in 34 minutes. He then hit a long-distance 3-point shot that sent the Sixers into the fourth quarter with a 91-84 lead. Milton then went on to make a jump shot early in the fourth quarter to make it 95-84.

For the Hawks, Trae Young scored 21 points, Danilo Gallinari scored 21, and Kevin Huerter had 20.

Both teams will meet again in Game 3 on Friday in Atlanta.

 
Joel Embiid

Joel Hans Embiid is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association . After one year of college basketball with the Kansas Jayhawks, (wikipedia)

 
 
Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta. (wikipedia)

 
 
Trae Young

Rayford Trae Young is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association . He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. In 2017, (wikipedia)

 
 
Kevin Huerter

American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Maryland Terrapins. Kevin Huerter, a 6’7″ shooting guard (wikipedia)

 

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