Kevin Huerter saves the day, sounds off on huge game win vs Sixers
Atlanta Hawks starting forward Kevin Huerter was out there saving the world for the Hawks as the 22-year-old exploded for a playoff career-high to eliminate the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7. In just his fourth post-season start, Huerter came up with huge with a 27-point performance to spearhead one of the biggest road wins for the Hawks this season.
“This team is special, man. Everybody’s counting us out all year. For us to make it this far and win in this building in Game 7 is huge for us,” Huerter said after the 103-96 series-clinching win.
The former 19th pick in the 2018 NBA Draft was simply on fire on Sunday night. Huerter’s 27 was highlighted by his 56% shooting clip from the field alongside seven boards. The New York native also knocked down three crucial free throws with 50 seconds left which gave the Hawks a huge four-point cushion down the stretch.
Kevin Huerter tonight:
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— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) June 21, 2021
Huerter capitalized on Seth Curry’s defense all evening, hitting shots from all over the floor. With Trae Young not having his best shooting nights, the young swingman stepped up big time and was key to help the Hawks advance to the Eastern Conference Finals to face the Milwaukee Bucks.
Everyone doubted this young, inexperienced squad coming into the 2021 post-season. Now, with two impressive rounds under their belt, Huerter and the rest of the Hawks are ready to keep proving the haters wrong as they’re now just four wins away from booking a ticket to the 2021 NBA Finals which has been six decades in the making.