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Philadelphia 76ers crush short-handed Hawks to clinch playoff spot

2021-05-05 14:34:01

Philadelphia 76ers crush short-handed Hawks to clinch playoff spot

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Seth Curry scored 20 points in three quarters and the host Philadelphia 76ers had little trouble dispatching the Atlanta Hawks 127-83 on Wednesday.

Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris added 17 points and seven rebounds each as the Sixers (41-21) clinched a playoff spot.

Shake Milton and Furkan Korkmaz contributed 12 apiece and Tyrese Maxey had 11 for the Sixers. All 15 Philadelphia players scored in the 44-point win.

The short-handed Hawks played without a number of key players such as Trae Young (left ankle), Cam Reddish (right Achilles) and De’Andre Hunter (right knee). Despite the injuries, the Hawks (34-29) are still 20-9 since Lloyd Pierce was fired and Nate McMillan was named interim head coach.

John Collins led the Hawks with 21 points while Solomon Hill added 14, Skylar Mays had 11 and Lou Williams 10.

Clint Capela finished with eight rebounds, snapping his double-figure re

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