Hawks win decisive Game 7 to advance to conference finals

Hawks guard Trae Young waves goodbye to booing Philadelphia 76ers fans after winning 103-96 Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. (Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com)
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Hawks guard Trae Young waves goodbye to booing Philadelphia 76ers fans after winning 103-96 Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals Sunday, June 20, 2021, in Philadelphia. (Curtis Compton / Curtis.Compton@ajc.com)

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Behind a sensational game from wing Kevin Huerter, the No. 5 seed Hawks edged No. 1 seed 76ers to take Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, 103-96, Sunday in Philadelphia.

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The Hawks will advance to the conference finals for the first time since the 2014-15 season, set to face No. 3 seed Milwaukee.

Huerter led the Hawks with 27 points and made smart plays all night.

Philly committed 17 turnovers, and the Hawks took advantage with 15 points off those.

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