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Sixers greats Allen Iverson, Julius Erving on hand for critical Game 5 vs Hawks

Hawks, 76ers, Joel Embiid, Julius Erving, Allen Iverson

The Philadelphia 76ers are back home for Game 5 of their series against Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks are dropping Game 4 to bring the series to a tie. Joel Embiid is looking to bounce back from his poor performance, and a pair of Sixers greats are in the crowd to perhaps spark extra motivation for the home squad.

Allen Iverson and Julius Erving made their way to the arena as the Sixers aim to take Game 5 and go up 3-2 in the series as they head back to Atlanta for Game 6 and a chance to close out the series.

Embiid wasted no time getting to work after a rough Game 4, posting 24 points and 10 rebounds on 9-11 from the field in the first half as Philly went up by 22 points at the half.

In Game 4, Embiid was 4-20 from the field and didn’t look like himself, mainly due to the injury. Perhaps Iverson and Erving are the sparks the Sixers and Embiid needed to capture Game 5 and take a commanding 3-2 lead in the series.

The Sixers’ defense has done their part and frustrated Trae Young and the Hawks and, with a win, can suddenly steal the momentum back from Atlanta with a chance to push them to the brink of elimination.