Sixers to Face Atlanta Hawks in the 2nd Round of Playoffs
The Philadelphia Sixers will face the Atlanta Hawks in the second round of the playoffs after both teams finished their first-round series on Wednesday night with 4-1 series wins.
That sets up a Sunday matchup for Game 1 at Wells Fargo Center at 1 p.m. on 97.3 ESPN.
Though the Hawks enter the series as the No. 5 seed in the east, they played much better in second half of the season after a coaching change and the team getting healthier.
Both the Sixers and the Hawks have identical records since Nate McMillan replaced Lloyd Pierce as the head coach on March 1.
The team was 14-20 under Pierce, but played much better once the team got healthy.
One constant is Trae Young.
The 22-year-old Young is averaging 29.2 points, 9.8 assists and hit 14 3-point shots in the series against the Knicks.
In 63 regular season games, Young scored 25.2 points, 9.4 assists per game, hitting on 34% of this 3-point shots.
But the team is more than just Young, with John Collins, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Danilo Gallinari and athletic big man Clint Capella.
On paper, Atlanta is a much deeper team than the Washington Wizards, who after Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook were pretty limited.
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