Anthony Tolliver drained five 3-pointers and finished with a season-high 21 points off the bench to help lead the Atlanta Hawks past the Philadelphia 76ers 107-96 Wednesday night, snapping a three-game skid.
Jeff Teague led the charge for Atlanta with 27 points and 11 assists on 10-of-15 shooting (66.7%), while Al Horford added 21 points and 12 rebounds. Horford also had six assists in a game-high 41 minutes of action and finished shooting 10-of-17 (58.8%) overall. Josh Smith (13) was also in double-figures.
Prior to Wednesday’s win, the Hawks wrapped up a six-game road trip with three consecutive losses and had dropped the previous six meetings against the 76ers. They hadn’t beaten Philly since a 93-88 home decision on 12/3/10. The Sixers, meanwhile, have now posted their longest road skid in 25 seasons with 11 straight losses.
Damien Wilkins and Dorell Wright combined for 41 points in the defeat, while Jrue Holiday and Thaddeus Young were the only Philadelphia starters to reach double-figures. Holiday had a double-double with 11 points and 12 assists. Young finished with 16 points and six boards. Wilkins shot 8-of-11 for a team-high 21 points in just 22 minutes and Wright chipped in with 20 points, nine rebounds and three steals.