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Hawks face 76ers today in Eastern Conference semis | What to know

Game 1 is Sunday in Philadelphia.

ATLANTA — Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks (41-31, fifth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) travel to Philadelphia to face the 76ers (49-23, first in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) Sunday at 1 p.m. 

The Philadelphia 76ers host the Atlanta Hawks to start the Eastern Conference second round. Philadelphia went 2-1 against Atlanta during the regular season. The 76ers won the last regular season meeting 126-104 on April 30. Dwight Howard scored 19 points to lead Philadelphia to the win and Trae Young scored 32 points in defeat for Atlanta.

The 76ers have gone 31-11 against Eastern Conference teams. Philadelphia is 25-8 against opponents below .500.

The Hawks are 24-18 in Eastern Conference play. Atlanta ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference scoring 47.8 points per game in the paint led by Clint Capela averaging 13.1.

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TOP PERFORMERS: 

Ben Simmons leads the 76ers with 6.9 assists and scores 14.3 points per game. Tobias Harris is averaging 20 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 43.1% over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

Capela leads the Hawks with 14.3 rebounds and averages 15.2 points. Young is averaging 27.3 points and 3.5 rebounds while shooting 45.7% over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

DURING THE PLAYOFFS: 

76ers: Averaging 124 points, 44.8 rebounds, 26.6 assists, 8.6 steals and 7.2 blocks per game while shooting 51.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110 points on 45.8% shooting.

Hawks: Averaging 104 points, 44.2 rebounds, 20.6 assists, 4.8 steals and 6.8 blocks per game while shooting 44.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 97 points on 39.8% shooting.

INJURIES:

76ers: Joel Embiid: day to day (knee).

Hawks: Cam Reddish: out (achilles), Brandon Goodwin: out for season (illness).

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