Game Recap: 76ers Smack Hawks

Well, that was embarrassing.

The Philadelphia 76ers smacked the Hawks 101-90 in Atlanta Friday night.

After faltering in the fourth quarter at home against the New York Knicks on Wednesday, the Hawks carried over that appalling effort Friday and let the slumping 76ers drop 40 points in the first quarter.

In that first quarter, Philly shot 72.7 percent overall, while going 4-4 from deep and 4-4 from the foul-line.

The game was over right then and there.

By halftime, the 76ers were leading 58-45 and already had three players in double-figures.

They finished the game with those same three players posting double-doubles.

Evan Turner hit three-of-four 3-pointers and tallied 24 points with 11 rebounds, Spencer Hawes had 19 and 12, and Thaddeus Young finished with 14 and 13. Damien Wilkins was also in double-figures with 16 points to go with five assists, four boards, one block and one steal.

Philadelphia shot a lights out 56.3 percent (9-16) from behind the arc overall.

They outscored Atlanta 25-20 in the third period and led 83-65 entering the fourth.

The Hawks cut the deficit to nine points with a pair of free-throws from Ivan Johnson with 47 seconds remaining in regulation, but Turner then sank a pair in the final seconds to seal the Sixers victory 101-90.

Atlanta surprisingly had five players drop double-digits led by Josh Smith’s 19-point performance. He also had six rebounds, four assists and two blocks, while shooting 8-of-13 (61.5 %) overall.

Al Horford bounced back from Friday’s disappointment and stuffed the stat sheet with 18 points, 10 boards, three assists, two blocks and one steal. However he shot 8-of-19 in the game and had five turnovers.

Ivan Johnson was a huge help off the bench with 17 points and eight rebounds in 26 minutes of action.

Jeff Teague had 12 points on 13 shot attempts and added nine assists. Kyle Korver (11) was also in double-figures and kept his 3-point streak going to 70 straight games sinking a triple.

The Hawks need to put this game behind them a.s.a.p because they have a game in San Antonio on Saturday at 8:30 PM (EST).

Hopefully Pop rests Duncan and Parker.

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