Kevin Huerter scored a play-off career-high 27 points as the upstart Atlanta Hawks punched their ticket to their first Eastern Conference finals in six years on Sunday, with a 103-96 game seven win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
All-star Trae Young finished with 21 points and 10 assists, John Collins had 14 points and 16 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari came off the bench to score 17 points for the Hawks, who won three games in Philadelphia to take the series 4-3. “Winning game seven is a treat for us,” said Huerter. “We are a little naive. We always believe we can win.”
The Hawks will now face the Milwaukee Bucks in game one of their series on Wednesday.