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Joel Embiid, Sixers try to avoid elimination in Game 6 vs. Hawks

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The resilient Atlanta Hawks have overcome 18- and 26-point deficits in the past two games to push the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers to the brink of elimination in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

The fifth-seeded Hawks will look to provide one final shove and advance to the conference finals for the first time since 2015 when they meet the 76ers for Game 6 in Atlanta on Friday. “We always talk about playing a 48-minute game. It’s a long game. And it took all 48 minutes to get it done.”

With his team staring at a 72-46 deficit, John Collins drained a 3-pointer to ignite Atlanta on a 63-34 run over the final 20:21 of the contest. Atlanta finished with 40 points in the final stanza, marking its second highest-scoring fourth quarter in playoff history.

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