Ben Simmons, Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris every scored 18 factors to guide the Philadelphia 76ers to a 126-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday evening.
Dwight Howard had a team-high 19 factors and 11 rebounds for the 76ers, who routed the Hawks for the second straight recreation. Philadelphia started play 1½ video games behind Brooklyn within the race for the highest seed within the East.
Trae Younger scored 32 factors in his return after a four-game absence resulting from an ankle damage, and Clint Capela had 11 factors and 15 rebounds for Atlanta. The Hawks stayed in fifth place within the East.
The 76ers doubtless will likely be unhappy to see the Hawks go away city. Moreover the victories, the 2 video games towards Atlanta gave Embiid, Simmons and different key starters additional relaxation after they weren’t wanted within the fourth quarter.
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The 76ers routed Atlanta 122-83 on Wednesday evening in Philadelphia after they clinched a playoff spot. Hawks coach Nate McMillan talked previous to Friday’s contest about his group’s want to come back out with power and urgency within the rematch.
It appeared as if the Hawks obtained the message, as they scored 13 of the primary 15 factors to take an early 11-point lead. However the 76ers outscored Atlanta 21-13 over the ultimate 7:21 to tug inside 26-23 after one.
Philadelphia took management within the second quarter. Harris and Simmons had resounding dunks in a dominating interval for the 76ers, who outscored Atlanta 42-20 to go up 65-46 on the break. Philadelphia made 15 of 28 photographs within the quarter, whereas Atlanta missed 14 of 19.
Embiid’s three from the highest of the important thing on an help from Simmons early within the third put the 76ers on the blowout path, giving them a 72-48 lead and nicely on their technique to one other straightforward win over Atlanta.
Hawks: Kevin Huerter (left shoulder sprain) missed his second straight contest. He’s daily. … Fell to 16-19 on the street. … McMillan and Kris Dunn have been whistled for technical fouls.
76ers: Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft choose DeVonta Smith, quarterback Jalen Hurts and defensive lineman Brandon Graham rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell previous to the sport. … Improved to 25-7 at residence. … Embiid and Shake Milton obtained technical fouls. … Simmons added six rebounds and 5 assists. … Matisse Thybulle had 4 steals.
Hawks: Host Chicago on Saturday evening.
76ers: At San Antonio on Sunday evening.