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Trae Young leads Atlanta Hawks past Philly, 103-102

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The Atlanta Hawks even the series with 2-2 as they beat the Philadelphia 76ers on Game 4 Tuesday evening.

Trae Young led the team to victory despite his taped-up shoulder. The Sixers’ star player Joel Embiid also faded in the second half because of an injury, leading to another advantage that the Hawks made use of. 

Atlanta Hawks Rally Past the Sixers

Although the 76ers had led the game late in the first half, the Atlanta Hawks fought off in the third quarter. Bogdan Bogdanovic opened the final period with a 3-pointer, which gave the Hawks its first lead of the half, 83-82. 

It was also Young’s floater with barely a minute remaining that gave his team a 99-98 lead. He further pushed the advantage to three with his two free throws. After which, Atlanta maintained the lead and caught a break when Embiid missed a layup. 

Embiid was having a tough time. He spent time in the locker room in the second quarter. The power forward was playing with a torn cartilage in his right knee. Because of this, he finished with 17 points and 21 rebounds. After Embiid’s time in the locker room, he made a 3. However, the MVP runner-up only finished 4-of-20 from the floor. This was a far cry from his 51.3% shooting in the regular season. Philly eventually blew their 18-point lead, and the Sixers won the game with a close score of 103-102.

Trae Young led the Hawks in Game 4

Trae Young convinced Atlanta Hawks coach Nate McMillan that he was alright after it became clear that he was hiding a sore shoulder. And it was a good call since the coach had no complaints after the point guard led the Hawks to a crucial win against the top-seeded Philly.

Young said, “He kind of gave me a look like he didn’t know about it. I told him, ‘We’re fine, we’re good, let’s go win.’”

The Atlanta star overcame a cold start and scored 25 points. This includes a floater, which gave the Hawks the lead they needed. The team rallied to beat Philadelphia on Monday night and tied the Eastern Conference semifinal at 2-2.

Watch the game highlights below.

Game 5 will be on Wednesday, June 16, at 7:30 PM ET in Philadelphia.

—(Source: ESPN)

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