Will Joel Embiid & Trae Young Play Tonight? Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks Game 3: Prediction, Injuries & Lineups

Published 06/12/2021, 5:00 AM EDT
Jun 8, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) shoots the ball past Atlanta Hawks center Clint Capela (15) during the third quarter in game two of the second round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


The Philadelphia 76ers face-off against the Atlanta Hawks for game 3 of the second round series. This game is scheduled for tonight at 7:30 PM EST and will be held in State Farm Arena.

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After a rather disappointing performance in game 1 of their series against the Hawks, Philly knew that they had to put on a show to tie the series. Joel Embiid and Co. certainly did that, as the Cameroonian scored 40 points and while other players like Tobias Harris and Seth Curry scored a combined 43 points in a 118-102 victory.

Philly also put the clamps on players like Trae Young and John Collins, who scored 21 points and 8 points respectively, and stopped the Hawks explosive offensive system. The 76ers certainly put on an impressive display in game 2. If they continue this form, they will certainly come out on top in this series.

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The Atlanta Hawks, meanwhile, had a great start to their series against Philly. After a blistering start, the Hawks looked like they could pull off an upset and take a 2-0 lead in the series.

But Trae Young and Co. had a dismal night against the 76ers. Unable to contain Joel Embiid and lack of attacking star power from Young and Collins, the Hawks fell flat. Playing at home, the Hawks will hope that they can put up all-round performance and take a 2-1 lead in the series.

Predictions

While the 76ers put up a great performance against the Hawks in game 2, the Hawks have home court advantage in the next two games. Given how the Atlanta Hawks have performed in their home arena so far, the Hawks surely have an edge over the 76ers.

Philadelphia 76ers injury updates and lineup prediction

The 76ers have a rather fit squad available with themselves, but the biggest question mark for them is the health of talisman Joel Embiid. Philadelphia will hope that their superstar is fit for the upcoming game and continue his dominant form.

May 29, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) celebrates with 76ers guard Ben Simmons (25) against the Washington Wizards in the third quarter during game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineup

Ben Simmons (G)

Seth Curry (G)

Mike Scott (F)

Danny Green (F)

Tobias Harris (F)

Joel Embiid (C)

Atlanta Hawks injury updates and lineup prediction

The Hawks will miss some key players due to injuries. Cam Reddish is out with an Achilles injury while guard Brandon Goodwin is also sidelined indefinitely due to illness. De’Andre Hunter is out with a knee injury.

May 28, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) and guard Bogdan Bogdanovic (13) celebrate against the New York Knicks in the fourth quarter during game three in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Probable Lineup

Trae Young (G)

Bogdan Bogdanovic (G)

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DeAndre Hunter (F)

John Collins (F)

Clint Capela (C)

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Who will win between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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