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Hawks seeking edge at home in pivotal Game 3 vs. Sixers

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The Atlanta Hawks look to extend their run of good fortune at home on Friday when they host the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The Hawks, who split the first two games in Philadelphia, have won 13 in a row in Atlanta since a 120-109 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on April 15.

“I hope fans are ready to rock the house on Friday,” said star guard Trae Young, who erupted for 26 points on Jan. 11 in the Hawks’ 112-94 victory over the 76ers in Atlanta.

“The series is only 1-1. There’s nothing to really be happy about,” said Embiid, who is averaging 39.5 points and 11.0 rebounds in the first two games. “Not only can he defend multiple positions, but he’s also an option on the offensive end of the floor.”

Hunter, who missed the first two games against the Sixers, averaged 10.8 points and 4.0 rebounds during the first-round series against the Knicks.

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