The Philadelphia 76ers bounced back from their overtime loss to the Denver Nuggets by defeating the Atlanta Hawks by a score of 70-76 at home in Wells Fargo Center on Friday night. The Sixers have now won four of their last five games and have an 11-4 record. By winning, Philadelphia snapped the Hawks' four-game winning streak.
The 76ers were led by Thaddeus Young, who came off the bench to score 20 points against the Hawks. Jrue Holiday scored 16 points, Jodie Meeks scored 12, Andre Iguodala scored 11, Elton Brand scored 10 and Nikola Vucevic added eight. Even Turner, Lou Williams and Tony Battle all came off the bench and combined for 13 points.
The Hawks were also led by a bench player. Willie Green came off the bench to lead the Hawks with 14 points. The starters were Jeff Teague, who scored 12 points, Josh Smith, who scored 10, Joe Johnson, who scored eight, and Jason collins and Marvin Williams, who both added four. Tracy McGrady came off the bench to score 10 points and Ivan Johnson, Zaza Pachulia, Jannero Pargo and Vladimir Radmonovic combined to score 14.
Philadelphia is currently in second place in the NBA's Eastern Conference behind the Chicago Bulls, and their in first place in the Atlantic Division ahead of the Knicks. The Hawks are in sixth place in the conference and their in third place in the Southeast Division. The 76ers go on the road to Miami to face the Heat on Saturday and the Hawks go back home to host the Cleveland Cavaliers on the same day.