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2021 NBA Playoffs Open Thread: Suns vs. Clippers, Hawks vs. Sixers

It’s Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals and a Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

NBA: Atlanta Hawks at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Phoenix Suns and the Los Angeles Clippers kick off the Western Conference Finals with Game One today in Phoenix. Chris Paul has been ruled out of the game due to health and safety protocols, while Kawhi Leonard did not travel with the Clippers due to a knee injury. Meanwhile, the Atlanta Hawks take on the Philadelphia 76ers after losing to them in a sometimes-chippy Game Six, which featured an oncourt altercation between Joel Embiid and John Collins. On Sunday morning, the league suspended Bruno Fernando of the Hawks one game for leaving the bench during the incident.

Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Clippers (0-0)
12:30 PM PT, ABC

Atlanta Hawks vs. the Philadelphia 76ers (3-3)
5:00 PM PT, TNT

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