Young scores 35, Hawks top Embiid, Sixers 128-124 in Game 1
(AP) - Trae Young scored 35 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Philadelphia 76ers 128-124 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.
The Hawks led by 26 points and withstood a late rally by the Sixers. Joel Embiid had 39 points and nine rebounds for Philly. Tobias Harris scored 20 points. Game 2 is Tuesday in Philadelphia.
The Hawks came in as five-point underdogs and quieted a rowdy Philly crowd that’s been anticipating a matchup with Brooklyn in the East finals. Young hit four 3-pointers and had 10 assists.
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