The Atlanta Hawks and the Philadelphia 76ers will battle for a spot in the playoff semifinals at 7:30 p.m. ET June 8 at Wells Fargo Center. Both teams have set a high bar for this game after stand-out offensive performances in their previous games.
If Mitchell is going to play at this level, the Jazz are going to wreak havoc on opposing defenses and might just find themselves in the NBA Finals. His performance so far this postseason, coupled with what we’ve seen already in his young career, makes Mitchell a superstar of the rarest ilk — one who elevates his game when it matters most.He made a couple big ones,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Both teams were fighting for every bucket they could get, so Khris was able to put us in a spot where we had a chance to win, and then Jrue with a big basket late. So a couple good plays by both of those guys. After a brilliant start, in which Middleton and Giannis each scored 15 points in the first quarter to get the Bucks out to a 30-11 lead, the game turned into a grind. At one point in the fourth quarter, it got so bad that no one scored for over three minutes, and the normal anxiety that hovers in the arena during a big playoff game was ratcheting up with every miss.Collins punched the air in celebration — and the Hawks took a moment to exhale after a hefty lead was nearly squandered.“Thank God we were up 20,” Hawks guard Kevin Huerter said.Young scored 25 of his 35 points in the first half as Atlanta shook off Joel Embiid and a hostile crowd and held on to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 128-124 Sunday in their Eastern Conference semifinal opener.“The confidence in all these guys is high,” Young said. “We’re out here playing for each other. Out here having fun. Everyone’s locked in.”