Clint Capela explained how the Hawks slowed 76ers star Joel Embiid in Game 4: “Whenever you wear him out, everything becomes tougher for him. When the fatigue comes in, it’s a different ballgame.”
Capela had to suffer through Embiid making his first eight shots in Game 5.
The Hawks made a historic comeback, besting the 76ers 109-106 in Game 5 Wednesday to take a 3-2 lead in the second-round series. Embiid, who’s battling a a knee injury, struggled late – intensifying belief Atlanta could complete the upset in Game 6 Friday at home.
Teams in the Hawks’ position – without home-court advantage in a best-of-seven series, up 3-2, hosting Game 6 – have won the series 74% of the time, 63% of the time in Game 6.
Atlanta largely made its comeback with Embiid on the bench tonight.