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Young scores 35, Hawks top Embiid, Sixers 128-124 in Game 1

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard Ian...
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives to the basket against New Orleans Pelicans guard Ian Clark in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Updated: Jun. 6, 2021 at 8:31 PM EDT
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(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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