Trae Younger scored a playoff-career-high 39 factors and the Atlanta Hawks rallied from a 26-point, second-half deficit to stun the host Philadelphia 76ers 109-106 on Wednesday and take a 3-2 collection lead within the Japanese Convention semifinals.
Sport 6 within the best-of-seven collection will probably be performed Friday at Atlanta.
The Hawks trailed by 18 factors coming into the fourth quarter earlier than outscoring the 76ers 40-19 within the remaining interval. Atlanta by no means led till Younger made three free throws with 1:26 to go for a 105-104 benefit.
John Collins added 19 factors and 11 rebounds for the Hawks. Danilo Gallinari contributed 16 factors, and Lou Williams had 15.
Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid completed with 37 factors, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocked pictures however missed two free throws with 10.2 seconds remaining with the Sixers trailing 107-104.
Sixers guard Seth Curry produced a playoff-career-high 36 factors, together with seven 3-pointers. Ben Simmons continued to wrestle from the free throw line, going 4 of 14, and wound up with eight factors.
When Curry dropped in his third 3-pointer, the Sixers led 51-31 with 5:25 left within the second quarter.
Embiid quickly related on a tricky turnaround jumper from the nook for a 58-34 lead with 2:07 left.
The Hawks struggled early with their halfcourt offensive execution thanks largely to suffocating protection by the Sixers.
Younger led the Hawks with 14 first-half factors, however the Hawks trailed 62-40 at halftime. They shot simply 13 of 42 (31 %) earlier than the break to the 76ers’ 23 of 43 (53.3 %).
Embiid knocked down his first eight pictures and had 24 factors and 10 rebounds by halftime. It was a serious improve from Sport 4, when Embiid went 0-for-12 within the second half.
Atlanta scored 4 fast factors to open the third earlier than the Sixers responded with an 8-0 run for a 70-44 benefit.
The Sixers maintained a big lead and had been on prime 87-69 on the finish of the third. Younger missed a deep 3-point try from the highest of the important thing within the waning seconds of the third.
Gallinari hit a trey to cap a 15-2 run and the Hawks closed inside 87-76 with 10:15 left within the fourth.
Philadelphia quickly got here again with consecutive baskets from Embiid and Curry and pushed forward 93-78 with 8:37 remaining.
Because the Sixers’ offense stagnated, Collins banked in a 3-pointer with 5:25 to go because the Hawks minimize the deficit to 100-92.
Younger was fouled by Matisse Thybulle on a 3-point attempt with 86 seconds left and made all three free throws to place Atlanta forward by one. Gallinari hit a jumper on the Hawks’ subsequent possession for a 107-104 result in full a 13-0 run.