The Hawks managed to even the series in Game 4, but the series is now headed back to the City of Brotherly Love. Can the Sixers take control of the series back?

Catch this game live on Thursday, June 17, at 7:30 AM Manila time.

HOME TEAM: Philadelphia 76ers (2-2, 1-1 at home)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Ben Simmons
  • SG: Seth Curry
  • SF: Furkan Korkmaz
  • PF: Tobias Harris
  • C: Joel Embiid

Joel Embiid has been a trooper and been playing his heart out, but it looks more and more obvious that he’s not at 100%. He had a monster night on the boards with 17 points, 21 rebounds and 4 assists. However, he went 0 of 12 in the second half, with a bunch of his shot attempts coming up short. 

We’ll need to see if the day’s rest is going to do him any good, but that knee could get worse at any time.

The Sixers may want to look to involve Tobias Harries and Seth Curry in the offense more, to take some pressure off Embiid, as they both shot over 50% in both total field goals and three pointers in Game 4. 

Ben Simmons might need to attack more as well, as he also had a good game with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists. With their other star ailing, they need the Australian to attack more.

The Sixers are 15-9-1 ATS after a loss, and 21-15 as a home favorite.


ROAD TEAM: Atlanta Hawks (2-2, 1-1 on the road)

Projected Starting Five:

  • PG: Trae Young
  • SG: Bogdan Bogdanovic
  • SF: Solomon Hill
  • PF: John Collins
  • C: Clint Capela

The Hawks know that they got pretty lucky in that last game. Trae Young and Bogdan Bogdanovic combined for 17 of 50 field goals, and they shot just short of half of the team’s shots.

On a positive note, Young definitely kept his teammates involved, as evidenced by his 18 assists for the night. However, they’ll need to come up with a big game to take another game in Philly, as shooting 36.6% from the field and 30% from beyond the arc will not be good enough in a hostile arena.

The 76ers will be mentally prepared to play a feisty game, and I wouldn’t be surprised if there were a bunch of hard fouls and technicals in Game 5.

The Hawks are 26-19-1 ATS after a win, 13-12 as a road underdog.


Spread: The Hawks have shown to be willing opponents, but the Sixers have something to prove after fading in Game 4. I like the Sixers to cover -6.5 at home.

Over/Under: The offense from both teams shouldn’t be as ugly as the last game. I think the over 223.5 hits.