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NBA roundup: Suns edge closer to finals, 76ers overcome Hawks

NBA roundup: Suns edge closer to finals, 76ers overcome Hawks
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The Philadelphia 76ers surged ahead 2-1 in their Eastern Conference semi-final series against the Atlanta Hawks.

The Phoenix Suns are one game away from the Western Conference finals after they defeated the Denver Nuggets' 116-102.

Recently crowned league MVP Nikola Jokic's had 32 points but was inaccurate as he shot 13-for-29 while his 20 rebounds and 10 assists were not enough to lift the Nuggets over the Suns, whose win marked their sixth straight victory.

Devin Booker (28 points) combined with Chris Paul in an offensive-led triumph for Phoenix, who are 3-0 up in the series and can progress to their first Western finals since 2009-2010 with a win in game four on Sunday.

Joel Embiid refused to succumb to injury as his Philadelphia 76ers finished 127-111 over the Atlanta Hawks and moved ahead 2-1 in their Eastern Conference semi-final series.

The centre poured in 27 points and had nine rebounds and eight assists despite playing with a cartilage tear in his right knee, turning his ankle during a fall and landing on his back in another fall.

The Hawks did not recover after the 76ers went on an 11-0 run in the third quarter, with the 127-111 loss ending Atlanta's run of 13 consecutive wins at home and putting them within two games of tumbling out of the post-season.

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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