After stealing Game 1 on the road, the Atlanta Hawks try to fully control the speed in the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Philadelphia 76 Airs. Despite the menstrual injury he was dealing with, Joel was able to fit in and play at Empiat Game 1, but it was not enough for Philadelphia to go over the cone as he was able to cover them at the Atlanta Wells Bargo Center. 1-0 lead in this series. The opening tip is scheduled for 7:30 pm and ET so we will find out soon whether things will be different in Game 2.
As he did against the New York Knicks in the first round, Trey Young led Atlanta in Game 1, especially early on. Young loaded sixes for 25 points and seven assists in the first half alone, finishing the game with 35 points and 10 assists. In the process, Young became the first Hawks player to record 35 points and 10 assists in a playoff game. He also got some great help from John Collins and Bokton Boktanovic as the pair combined for 42 points and eight rebounds. Embide, on the other hand, started for sixes, played a game-high 38 minutes and scored a game-high 39 points, going with nine rebounds, four assists and three blocks, but it was not enough in the end.
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