Will Joel Embiid & Trae Young Play Tonight? Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Game 7: Prediction, Injuries & Lineups

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The Philadelphia 76ers host the Atlanta Hawks tonight at 8:00 PM EST for game 7 in the Wells Fargo Center. A win for either team will be set to make an appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals.

The Philadelphia 76ers were clear favorites against the Hawks with a stacked roster. When superstars like Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the 76ers looked set for success. But that clearly hasn’t been the case against the Hawks.

After having a meltdown in two consecutive games, the 76ers fell two a 3-2 deficit in the series. With their backs against the wall, Philly had to make a comeback. Embiid and Co. certainly did the same as the Cameroonian alongside sharpshooter Seth Curry and Tobias Harris combined for a whopping 70 points of the game.

Rookie Tyrese Maxey also chipped in with 16 points to force a game 7 with a 104-99 victory. The 76ers certainly do not lack talent but they have shown multiple times that they can lose their way in the game easily especially in the second half.

The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the biggest surprise packages in the playoffs. After going down 2-1 in the series, the Hawks stormed back to take two incredible comeback victories and took a 3-2 lead in the series.

Playing in game 6 in Atlanta, the Hawks had the perfect opportunity to close out the series. But the Hawks’ looked sluggish on both ends of the floor as role players like Bogdan Bogdanovic and John Collins failed to step up and lost the game 104-99. Can the Hawks complete an upset over the 76ers?

Predictions

This series between the Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers has been a slugfest so far. With the series tied at 3-3, this matchup is a must-watch. While the Hawks have been impressive so far, the Sixers certainly have the edge in this matchup with impeccable star power and home court advantage. But if Trae Young can push all the right buttons, a Hawks win won’t be big surprise.

Philadelphia 76ers injury updates and lineup prediction

The 76ers miss a key player in veteran 3 & D starter Danny Green who is recovering from a calf injury. Game 6 was certainly a statement victory by the Sixers and given that they have home court advantage, they can finally close out this series.

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) celebrates with 76ers guard Ben SimmonsMay 29, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) celebrates with 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) against the Washington Wizards in the third quarter during game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineup

Ben Simmons (G)

Seth Curry (G)

Furkan Korkmaz (F)

Tobias Harris (F)

Joel Embiid (C)

Atlanta Hawks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Hawks will be missing three key players against the 76ers. Cam Reddish is sidelined with an Achilles injury while guard Brandon Goodwin is out due to illness. De’Andre Hunter is out for the rest of the playoffs with a knee injury.

Jun 18, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) shoots against Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela (15) during the first quarter in game six in the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineup

Trae Young (G)

Bogdan Bogdanovic (G)

DeAndre Hunter (F)

John Collins (F)

Clint Capela (C)

Who will win between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks? Let us know in the comments below.

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