Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks eliminated the Philadelphia 76ers 103-96 in Game 7 on Sunday to advance to the Eastern Conference finals.

Atlanta is headed to its first Eastern Conference finals since 2015.

Hawks star guard Trae Young scored 21 points despite dismal 5-of-23 shooting from the field.

Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Joel Embiid scored 31 points in a losing effort for the No. 1 seed Philadelphia.

This marks the first time since 1973 that both No. 1 seeds will not make the East conference finals. The No. 4 seed Los Angeles Clippers defeated No. 1 seed Utah Jazz 131-119 at Vivint Arena in Game 7 on Friday, June 18.

Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Atlanta takes on No. 3 seed Milwaukee Bucks in the conference finals. The Bucks eliminated No. 2 Brooklyn Nets 115-111 in overtime in Game 7 at Barclays Center on Saturday.

Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Trade rumors ran rampant on Twitter.com after star point guard Ben Simmons phoned in another dreadful game on Sunday.

Philly had coach Doc Rivers seemed to second guess his star's skills during the post-game conference. Rivers has lost nine Game 7s in his career.

Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Philadelphia blew a 26-point lead as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the 76ers 109-106 to take an improbable 3-2 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Philadelphia collapsed in the 4th quarter, as Atlanta - led by scrappy guard Trae Young (pictured), began their incredible comeback.

The Hawks trailed by 22 points at halftime of Game 5 at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday. The 76ers led by 26 points three minutes into the third quarter.

Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

The Hawks outscored the 76ers 40-19 in the 4th quarter. Young scored 25 of his 39 points in the 4th to give the Hawks a 3-2 series lead.

Young scored 13 of his fourth-quarter points in the final 4:30 to silence the crowd for good. Young hit five free throws in the final seconds to seal the win and hand Philly its worst playoffs choke in team history.

Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

Philadelphia's star power forward Joel Embiid was hobbled by a small lateral meniscus tear in his right knee. But Philly head coach Doc Rivers wasn't concerned about Embiid's knee prior to Game 5.

"I have no more [concern]," Rivers said on Tuesday. "I really don't. Obviously, he's not going to be exactly what it was all the time with the injury, but I'll take what we have. So I have no concern."

Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

NBA expert Jack Maloney praised Hawks veteran Lou Williams (#6) who came off the bench to score 13 points in just over four minutes.

"Williams did what he's been doing his whole career, and got hot in a hurry," Maloney wrote, "there's no way the Hawks win this game without him. This was a big time performance from the veteran."

"Nobody was hanging their heads. Nobody was pouting on the bench," Williams said. "You couldn't tell from the body language that we were down big throughout the majority of this game."

Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images

NBA legend Allen Iverson watched as his beloved 76ers let Game 5 slip away on the 76ers home court.

"These guys just don't give up. They continue to fight," head coach Nate McMillan said in the post-game press conference.

Atlanta can close out the series in Game 6 at home on Friday, June 18, at Philips Arena (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Watch Game 5 highlights below.
 

Photo may have been deleted

Twitter/@jaklap, Elsa/Getty Images

NY Knicks fans mocked Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young by chanting "Trae is balding" during game 2 of the NBA playoffs Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

The taunting was enough to throw the 22-year-old superstar off his game as the Knicks coasted to a 101-92 win to tie the series at 1-1.

Wednesday's playoffs win was the first for the Knicks since 2013.

Trae's unruly hair has been the subject of discussion since he entered the league as a first round draft pick in 2018.

One sports blogger noted his flyaway hair looked like "the stuff that get caught in the shower drain."

In a post titled, "It's time to talk about Trae Young's hair," the blogger noted Trae's receding hairline and his balding dome.

Even before the game 2 started at Madison Square Garden, Knicks fans received handouts urging them to chant "Trae is balding!"

Twitter user @jaklap wrote, the "entire garden has been handed these."

Photo may have been deleted

Getty Images, Instagram

The woman who was kicked out of an Atlanta Hawks vs LA Lakers game for cussing out LeBron James now regrets her mistake.

Juliana Carlos, who sat courtside with her elderly husband, was ejected from the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, along with her husband, after she heckled and cursed at the Lakers star.

"Don't talk to my husband like that!" Juliana told Lebron during a break in the game on Feb. 1. LeBron reportedly called her a b*tch and told her to sit down.

He then asked officials to kick her out of the arena. "Courtside Karen was MAD MAD!!" LeBron wrote on Twitter after the game, which the Lakers won.

In a lengthy statement on Instagram on Tuesday, Juliana said she could have handled the situation better and she takes full responsibility for her behavior -- after the arena threatened to revoke her wealthy husband's season tickets.

Photo may have been deleted

Instagram


 

Stephon Clark

Sacramento police locked all entrances to the Golden 1 Center after demonstrators swarmed the arena to protest the police shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man.

Dozens of protesters surrounded the arena shouting “black lives matter,” and "join us or go home!"

Read more »

The Atlanta Hawks, Tinder and Bud Light teamed up for the third installment of "Swipe Right Night" on Thursday, April 6 at the Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks game at Phipps Arena. Bud Light was the presenting sponsor of the night.

Atlanta native, R&B Superstar and GRAMMY Award-winning songstress Monica performed at halftime.

Read more »