The Philadelphia 76ers are back home for Game 5 of their series against Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks are dropping Game 4 to bring the series to a tie. Joel Embiid is looking to bounce back from his poor performance, and a pair of Sixers greats are in the crowd to perhaps spark extra motivation for the home squad.
.@alleniverson and @JuliusErving ?
Two Philly greats in the building pic.twitter.com/EPFLTrqv6q
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 17, 2021
Allen Iverson and Julius Erving made their way to the arena as the Sixers aim to take Game 5 and go up 3-2 in the series as they head back to Atlanta for Game 6 and a chance to close out the series.
Embiid wasted no time getting to work after a rough Game 4, posting 24 points and 10 rebounds on 9-11 from the field in the first half as Philly went up by 22 points at the half.
In Game 4, Embiid was 4-20 from the field and didn’t look like himself, mainly due to the injury. Perhaps Iverson and Erving are the sparks the Sixers and Embiid needed to capture Game 5 and take a commanding 3-2 lead in the series.
The Sixers’ defense has done their part and frustrated Trae Young and the Hawks and, with a win, can suddenly steal the momentum back from Atlanta with a chance to push them to the brink of elimination.