Philadelphia evens playoff series with Atlanta

Philadelphia's Joel Embiid scored 40 points, and Shake Milton scored 14 as the 76ers withstood a late Atlanta challenge to win, 118-102 Tuesday. The victory evens their Eastern Conference seminal series 1-1.


June 9, 2021 - 10:25 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid drives against the Atlanta Hawks' Clint Capela (15) against during the first half in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Tuesday. Photo by Curtis Compton / Atlanta Journal-Constitution / TNS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid bounded on the court and pointed at Shake Milton following an electrifying stretch that might have saved Philadelphia’s season and yelled, “I told you be ready!”

Sure enough, Embiid — who had a sideline confrontation last season with Milton — rallied the forgotten guard with a pregame pep talk.

“For some reason,” Embiid said, “I felt like he was going to be needed.”

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