The Sixers role to game 2 win. Sixers win 118-102 to tie the series at 1-1. they had two huge runs — one at the start of the game and one at the end of the third/start of the fourth — to secure the win. Reassigning Danny Greens’ primary defensive role was certainly the edge the Sixers needed in the 118 – 102 victory. Joel (The Process) Embiid doing Embiid type things with a 40pt double double, getting chipy with Atlanta’s Danilo Gallinari, and being an all-around menace on both sides of the ball.
The Hawks did make a push in the second quarter cutting the Sixer lead to 2 going into the half. The Sixers held Trae Young to 21 not typically what the young star is used to putting up. It was strong defense lead by Ben Simmons and Matisse Thybulle that helped the Sixers role to a game 2 win. The crowd was electric down at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia tonight! The 6th man came through in fine fashion. Philly had zero bench points in the first half. Then all of a sudden Shake Milton scored 14 points off the bench.
Sixers now head to Atlanta
Don’t tell 76ers’ fans that Denver’s Nikola Jokic won the MVP award over Joel Embiid. You could hear the MVP chants from Broad and Oregon. Now the 76ers will head to Atlanta for games 3 and 4 where the Hawks had a respectable 25 – 11 record during the regular season. The Sixers hope to role in game 3 and carry this momentum into Atlanta. Head coach Doc Rivers made up for any personnel decisions he regretted in game 1 with using his 2 best defenders on Young all game. For more 76ers coverage check out eopsports.com and check us out at the Pattison Ave Phanatics Show.