The NBA is set up with another great night of basketball throughout June 20. Two games will be up on the board throughout Sunday. One of these matchups will be Game 7 between the Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers. These two teams have played a great series and will look for a big win in this one. This game will tip off at around 8:00 PM Eastern time on TNT.
Atlanta finished the regular season with a record of 41-31, which had them earn the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks knocked off the New York Knicks in the first round in five games. Atlanta has been strong throughout this series and will look to lock up a spot in the Conference Finals with a win. I expect the Hawks to come out quickly in this one after losing their last game.
The 76ers put up a record of 49-23 throughout the regular season, which had them grab the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Philadelphia eliminated the Washington Wizards in five games in the first round. The 76ers have had to battle back multiple times in this series and will look for one last win. Philadelphia will look to get the home crowd into it early in this one as they look for a big win.
These two teams have met in a great series so far and I expect another exciting game on Sunday night. The Hawks dropped Game 6 with a chance to close out this series at home and will look to put up a better performance in this one. Philadelphia will look to carry momentum in from Game 6 as they try to take this game at home.
The first two games of this series were in Philadelphia on June 6 and 8. Trae Young dropped 35 points and 10 assists in the first game, while Bogdan Bogdanovic and John Collins both finished with 21 points. The Hawks stole Game 1 with a 128-124 win. Joel Embiid scored 40 points and 13 rebounds in the second meeting. Tobias Harris added 22 points as the 76ers bounced back with a 118-102 win.
The Hawks hosted the third and fourth game of the series on June 11 and 14. Joel Embiid put up 27 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in the third matchup. Tobias Harris dropped 22 points as Philadelphia earned a 127-111 win on the road. Trae Young scored 25 points and 18 assists in the fourth game. Bogdan Bogdanovic finished with 22 points to help lead Atlanta to a 103-100 win at home.
Philadelphia hosted Game 5 of this series on June 16. Joel Embiid scored 37 points and 13 rebounds. Seth Curry added 36 points, but it was not enough for the 76ers. Trae Young dropped 39 points, while John Collins put up 19 points and 11 rebounds. Danilo Gallinari scored 16 off the bench and Lou Williams added 15. The Hawks pulled off the comeback to earn a 109-106 win on the road.
The sixth game of this series shifted back to Atlanta on June 18. Trae Young put up 34 points and 12 assists on the night. Kevin Huerter added 17 points and 11 rebounds, but the Hawks came up short. Seth Curry and Tobias Harris both dropped 24 points. Joel Embiid finished with 22 points and 13 rebounds to help Philadelphia tie this series up with a 104-99 win.
Field Goal Shooting
Atlanta has struggled a bit shooting the ball consistently in the postseason. The Hawks have made around 44.4 percent of their shots from the field, which is 5th of the remaining 5 playoff teams. Atlanta has shot 35.2 percent from deep, which is 5th in the postseason. The Hawks have sunk 80.8 percent of their shots from the free throw line, which is 4th in the playoffs.
The 76ers have been strong shooting the ball in this playoff run. Philadelphia has been shooting 50.2 percent from the field, which is 1st in the postseason. The 76ers have shot 39.9 percent from behind the arc, which is 2nd in the playoffs. Philadelphia has also drained 67.9 percent of their shots from the charity stripe, which is 5th in the postseason.
Philadelphia has been the better team shooting the ball throughout this playoff run and will look to keep it up in this one. The 76ers will look to dominate from the field once again in this one. The Hawks have played strong defense this season and will look to slow Philadelphia down early. If either team can set the pace early in this one, I think it will be enough for the win.
Trae Young has continued to lead the Hawks throughout the playoffs. Young is averaging 30 points and 10.5 assists per game. Bogdan Bogdanovic has averaged 14.5 points per game. John Collins is averaging 14 points, while Danilo Gallinari has averaged 12 points per game. Kevin Huerter is averaging 10 points and Clint Capela has averaged 10 points and 12 rebounds per game.
Joel Embiid has been playing really well for Philadelphia so far this postseason. Embiid has averaged 28 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. Tobias Harris is averaging 21.5 points and 8 rebounds, while Seth Curry has averaged 19 points per game. Ben Simmons is averaging 12.5 points, 8 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game to round out the lineup.
Atlanta has had the better spread of scoring throughout this postseason, while the 76ers have had their top guys step up in a big way. Seth Curry has been huge in the last couple of games and will look to keep it going in Game 7. Young has been on a roll as of late as well and will look to put up a huge performance on Sunday night. If either team can have their stars step up early, it could be enough for a win.
These two teams have been strong throughout this series and will look for a huge win in Game 7. Atlanta took a tough loss on their home court in Game 6 and will look to bounce back on Sunday night. The Hawks will look for their depth to step up early in this one. If Atlanta can shoot well from the field, I think they could put up a fight in Game 7.
BetOnline has Philadelphia listed as a -7 against the spread in this one. This gives a solid edge to the 76ers to earn a win at home in this one. I think that this line is a little high for two teams going into a Game 7. These teams have gone back and forth all series long and I think this game will come down to the wire. I think that Atlanta will keep this close to cover the spread.