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Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 11:50PM

Atlanta takes 1-0 lead into game 2 against Philadelphia

By The Associated Press

Atlanta Hawks (41-31, fifth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (49-23, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season)

Philadelphia; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: 76ers -5; over/under is 222.5

EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND ROUND: Hawks lead series 1-0

BOTTOM LINE: The Atlanta Hawks visit the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference second round with a 1-0 lead in the series. The Hawks won the previous matchup 128-124. Trae Young scored 35 points to lead Atlanta to the victory and Joel Embiid scored 39 points in defeat for Philadelphia.

The 76ers have gone 31-11 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia is 48-15 in games when scoring more than 100 points.

The Hawks are 24-18 against Eastern Conference opponents. Atlanta averages 45.6 rebounds per game and is 34-16 when pulling down more rebounds than opponents.

TOP PERFORMERS: Embiid is shooting 51.3% and averaging 28.5 points. Tobias Harris is averaging 20.2 points and 7.6 rebounds while shooting 44.9% over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

Young leads the Hawks averaging 9.4 assists while scoring 25.3 points per game. Bogdan Bogdanovic is averaging 16.5 points and 4.7 rebounds while shooting 42.4% over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: 76ers: Averaging 124 points, 44.2 rebounds, 26.3 assists, 9.2 steals and 6.8 blocks per game while shooting 51.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 113 points on 46.7% shooting.

Hawks: Averaging 108 points, 42.7 rebounds, 21.0 assists, 5.7 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 101.5 points on 42.2% shooting.

INJURIES: 76ers: None listed.

Hawks: De'Andre Hunter: day to day (knee), Kris Dunn: day to day (non-covid illness), Cam Reddish: out (achilles), Brandon Goodwin: out for season (illness).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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