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Philadelphia 127, Atlanta 111
When: 7:30 PM ET, Friday, June 11, 2021
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials: #15 Zach Zarba, #24 Kevin Scott, #61 Courtney Kirkland
Attendance: 16432

Joel Embiid collected 27 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to fuel the visiting Philadelphia 76ers to a 127-111 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

Embiid and teammate Ben Simmons each scored 11 points to highlight a third quarter in which the 76ers outscored the Hawks by a 34-19 margin. Philadelphia coasted from there to seize a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series heading into Game 4 on Monday in Atlanta.

Tobias Harris (22 points) reached the 20-point plateau for the sixth straight game. He went 10-for-16 from the floor, helping the 76ers shoot a blistering 58.2 percent overall and 47.6 percent from 3-point range (10 of 21).

Simmons finished with 18 points and seven assists, and Furkan Korkmaz scored 14 points, 11 of them in the first quarter. Korkmaz saw extended playing time in place of starter Danny Green, who left the game in the first quarter due to a right calf strain and did not return.

Trae Young scored 16 of his 28 points in the first half for the Hawks, who saw their 13-game home winning streak come to a halt. John Collins added 23 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic had 19. Danilo Gallinari scored 17 points, and Clint Capela grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds.

Ahead by five at halftime, Philadelphia bolted out of the blocks to begin the third quarter, making its first eight shots from the floor to secure an 80-62 lead. Seth Curry drained a 3-pointer and a pair of short jumpers to highlight the 76ers' 19-6 spurt.

Philadelphia pushed its advantage to 22 points in the fourth quarter before Atlanta scored 13 of the next 17 points to cut the deficit to 110-97 with 5:13 to play. Embiid was fouled on a drive and Young was whistled for a technical foul to halt the momentum.

Earlier, Shake Milton sank a mid-range jumper and a 3-pointer to extend Philadelphia's lead to 41-30 with 8:18 remaining in the second quarter. Atlanta trimmed the gap to 61-56 after Young made a driving layup just before halftime.

Korkmaz's big performance off the bench staked the 76ers to a 28-20 lead at the end of the first quarter. Korkmaz sank all three of his shots from the floor -- including two from 3-point range -- and hit all three of his foul shots. He missed five of his six field-goal attempts the rest of the night, and he never attempted another free throw.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
 
Philadelphia   Atlanta
Joel Embiid 27 Scoring Trae Young 28
Joel Embiid 8 Assists Trae Young 8
Joel Embiid 9 Rebounds Clint Capela 16
Joel Embiid 12 Free Throws Made Danilo Gallinari 9
Seth Curry 2 Steals Clint Capela 2
Joel Embiid 3 Blocks Clint Capela 1
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 127 58.2 10-21 25-39 28 36 4 8 11
Atlanta 111 47.6 6-23 27-32 15 36 1 6 11
Upcoming Games
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Philadelphia. The Hawks have a W/L % of .585 after a win and .548 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Atlanta. The 76ers have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .609 after a loss.