Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Game 3 Prediction
The Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks kick off Game 3 of their NBA playoffs series on June 11, 7:30pm EST, at State Farm Arena in Atlanta. The series is currently tied 1-1, and this game will be vital in determining which team will advance to the Eastern Conference finals.
Philadelphia 76ers: Ben Simmons, Seth Curry, Danny Green, Tobias Harris, Joel Embiid
Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Solomon Hill, John Collins, Clint Capela
The Philadelphia 76ers: Is the Dominance of Joel Embiid Enough?
Joel Embiid has had an incredible series so far. In the first two games, he scored 79 points, hitting a career high of 40 points and leading the 76ers to victory in Game 2. Will Embiid’s outstanding performances be enough to win the series for Philadelphia?
That question will be answered in Game 3, as the 76ers are looking to level the playing field by stealing a win from the Hawks at home. The problem that the 76ers will have to strive to address and improve on in this game is winning rebounds. They were outrebounded 37-45 in the Game 2 at both ends of the court, and winning rebounds is vital to good positioning and good setup for scoring points.
The Atlanta Hawks: Loss of Hunter May Be Devastating
Home court advantage could play a pivotal role in this game and in the result of this series. The Hawks, who have won 19 of their last 21 home games, are almost unbeatable at home, giving them an advantage over the Philadelphia 76ers to claim the win in Game 3.
Unfortunately, the team announced on Wednesday that De’Andre Hunter will miss the rest of the postseason due to a knee injury. This loss makes containing the 76ers’ outside shooting even more of a problem. The Hawks will have to focus their attention on two main things: slowing down the 76ers’ outside shooting game, and slowing down Joel Embiid, something they have been unable to do so far in this series.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks – Matchup and Betting Pick
The Eastern Conference Semifinals Series has been a close one. The 76ers and the Hawks have both fought valiantly for a spot in the finals. When it comes to Game 3, the Hawks have the advantage, despite the powerhouse that is Joel Embiid.
They proved that in its 128-124 Game 1 win, showing that even an astoundingly dominant performance by Embiid is not always enough to take the win. The Hawks are playing at home and their defense is as stubborn as always, but they will need to maintain their composure and coolness if they hope to advance.
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