The Atlanta Hawks have now lost four straight and now host the Philadelphia 76ers in an effort to halt the slide.
After losing the last four games the Atlanta Hawks are desperate to get back into the win column against the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers. The 76ers had to get Mike Scott to suit up so that they could field enough players to not forfeit their game against the Denver Nuggets.
The reason for this was mainly the health and safety protocols to do with COVID-19, they also had Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid out. Simmons is definitely out per Shams of the Athletic as he did not even travel to Atlanta due to receiving treatment on his knee.
This is going to be a blessing for Trae Young as Simmons is one of the better defenders at the point guard position. Young has been struggling a little on the offensive end over the last two games against the Hornets and could do with a big night.
The Atlanta Hawks injury report might decide the contest
The Hawks have multiple, quality players out with injury again for this game. Woj of ESPN reported that Bogdan Bogdanovic is out with an avulsion fracture of his right knee. Rajon Rondo is out with soreness to his knee and will be evaluated prior to the West coast 3-game road trip.
Danilo Gallinari is missing as well thanks to an ankle injury, Kris Dunn is out with ankle surgery, and Onyeka Okongwu is out with a toe injury. This is not the mention that Young, Bruno Fernando, and Kevin Huerter are all listed as probable for the game. With all that in mind, let’s take a look at the three keys to the game.