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Result: Atlanta Hawks sink 76ers to advance to Eastern Conference Finals

Result: Atlanta Hawks sink 76ers to advance to Eastern Conference Finals
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The Hawks face the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday.

The Atlanta Hawks are through to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2015 after a surprise game-seven win against the top-seeded Philadelphia 76ers.

Atlanta pushed aside a 0-9 record in Game 7s on the road to notch the victory, with Trae Young inaccurate but still able to score 21 points including a three-pointer which gave the Hawks a 93-87 lead with two-and-a-half minutes left.

Kevin Huerter top-scored for Atlanta with 27 points and closed out the game by making three free throws, as a packed Wells Fargo Centre in Philadelphia briefly fell silent.

MVP runner-up Joel Embiid had 31 points and 11 rebounds but conceded eight of Philadelphia's 17 turnovers, while Tobias Harris also contributed 24 points.

Ben Simmons was one of the hosts' quietest performers, with the Australian attempting only four field foals and scoring just five points.

The crowd of 18,624 stirred to life again to boo the 76ers off the court, with fans reprimanded by the venue announcer for throwing rubbish on the boards as the Hawks prepared to face the Milwaukee Bucks when their final series starts on Wednesday.

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Monday's key events


ATHLETICS
· There are no Brits in the women's 100m hurdles final, but Puerto Rico's Jasmine Camacho-Quinn, fresh from breaking the Olympic record in the semis, will hope to pip world record holder Kendra Harrison to gold (3.50am)
· The women's 5000m final also has no Team GB representation, but two-time world champion Hellen Obiri of Kenya will be looking to add an Olympic gold to her list of honours (1.40pm)

SAILING
· The women's skiff 49er FX (6.33am) and men's skiff 49er (7.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races

FOOTBALL
· A place in the women's gold medal match is up for grabs, starting with an all-North American semi-final between United States and Canada (9am)
· Australia, who edged past Team GB's in a seven-goal quarter-final thriller, take on Sweden in the second semi-final (12pm)

CYCLING
· The track cycling schedule gets underway, with Team GB holding a particular interest in the team pursuit qualifying. Laura Kenny is part of the women's team (7.54am), while the men's team includes Ed Clancy (9.02am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The Gadirova twins Jessica and Jennifer will both take part in the women's floor final as they look to add to their team bronze (9.57am)

WEIGHTLIFTING
· Newly-crowned European champion Emily Campbell flies the flag for Great Britain in the women's +87kg, but faces stiff competition for medals from China's Li Wenwen and New Zealand's Laurel Hubbard (11.50am)

HOCKEY
· The women's hockey quarter-finals begin, with Team GB last up against Spain (1pm)

> Today's schedule in full
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