The Philadelphia 76ers found themselves with their backs against the wall on Friday night. Despite having a 2-1 lead in the series over the Atlanta Hawks heading into Game 4, the Sixers failed to close out two potential blowout victories.
With double-digit leads in both, Game 4 and 5, the Sixers allowed the Hawks to not only creep back into both games but come out on top and win two straight. That sent the Sixers on the road for a do-or-die Game 6 on Friday.
At first, the Sixers looked doomed. As Atlanta shot lights out in the first quarter, Philly starters Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris found themselves in early foul trouble. As the Sixers had to rely on bench players to keep the team in the game, another unlikely hero helped the team keep it close before halftime.
Sixers rookie Tyrese Maxey gave the team a spark in the first half. When the second half rolled around, Tobias Harris and Seth Curry did their part in helping the Sixers acquire a lead. Although the game came all the way down to the wire, the Sixers snuck out of Atlanta with a Game 6 victory by winning 104-99.
Now, the 76ers and the Hawks will meet for the final time on Sunday night in a crucial Game 7 matchup in South Philly. Plan on tuning in to watch the Sixers and the Hawks battle it out for the series finale? Here's everything you need to know!
Philadelphia 76ers vs. Atlanta Hawks
Date: Sunday, June 20, 2021
Time: 8:00 PM EST.
Location: Wells Fargo Center
How to Watch
TV Broadcast: TNT
76ers Listen: 97.5 The Fanatic
Hawks Listen: 92.9 The Game
Live Stream: Click Here
Spread: Sixers -7
Moneyline: PHI -295, ATL +240
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