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Atlanta 130, Philadelphia 122
When: 7:30 PM ET, Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Where: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials: #3 Nick Buchert, #63 Derek Richardson, #24 Mike Callahan
Attendance: 16638

Trae Young and John Collins combined to score 58 points and the Atlanta Hawks knocked off visiting Philadelphia 130-122 on Wednesday, their third straight victory over the 76ers.

Young scored 33 points, including a 3-pointer with 1:32 remaining that allowed Atlanta to stretch its dwindling lead back to eight points.

Philadelphia missed a great opportunity with 32.5 seconds left when Jimmy Butler drew a flagrant-one foul. Butler missed both free throws and a 3-pointer when play resumed as Philadelphia could not cut into Atlanta's five-point lead. The Hawks put it away when Young made a pair of free throws with 20.3 seconds remaining.

Collins scored 25 points and had eight rebounds, the final one after Butler's miss. Young was 12-for-18 from the floor, 7-for-7 from the free-throw line, and added 12 assists and seven rebounds.

Atlanta (29-50) took three of four games from the Sixers this season. The Hawks also got 17 points from DeAndre' Bembry and 15 points from Kevin Huerter. Taurean Prince returned from a foot injury and scored 13.

Philadelphia (49-29) was led by JJ Redick with 30 points. He made six 3-pointers, but uncharacteristically missed three free throws. The Sixers also got 21 points from Tobias Harris, 16 points from Butler, and 15 points and 15 rebounds from Ben Simmons. The Sixers have lost two straight and four of their last six.

The first quarter set the pattern for the game. There were eight ties and 17 lead changes, with neither team leading by more than four points and Atlanta holding a 42-38 lead when the period was over. Atlanta retained the momentum and took a nine-point lead with 10:22 remaining in the first half when Jaylen Adams scored on a runner to make it 50-41. But the Sixers went on a 24-8 run and led 65-58 with 3:07 left in the second quarter on Mike Scott's jumper. The Hawks recovered and took a 72-68 lead into halftime.

The Hawks led by as many as eight in the third quarter and led 98-94 going into the fourth quarter. The Sixers lost James Ennis III with a right quad contusion late in the quarter; he went straight to the locker room and did not return.

Atlanta stretched its lead to 13 in the final quarter on Huerter's basket with 6:22 to make it 117-104.

The Sixers complete a back-to-back on Thursday at home against Milwaukee. Atlanta plays again on Friday at Orlando.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Philadelphia   Atlanta
JJ Redick 30 Scoring Trae Young 33
Ben Simmons 8 Assists Trae Young 12
Ben Simmons 16 Rebounds John Collins 8
Tobias Harris 7 Free Throws Made Trae Young 7
Ben Simmons 4 Steals Jaylen Adams 1
James Ennis III 2 Blocks Justin Anderson 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 122 45.9 10-31 22-38 27 57 4 8 13
Atlanta 130 52.2 12-36 22-28 29 44 7 7 11
Upcoming Games
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Hawks have a W/L % of .321 after a win and .392 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The 76ers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .724 after a loss.