In their first full game without All-Star center Joel Embiid, the Sixers defeated the Atlanta Hawks 101-91 for their ninth win in a row. After a sluggish first half, the Sixers exploded in the third quarter, outscoring the Hawks by 21 points. They struggled shooting from beyond the arc, with their shooting percentages in the first half languishing below 20%. However, the second-half Sixers pushed the 3-point percentage to a staggering 21.1% on 38 shots.
With leading scorer Dennis Schroder out for the season with an ankle injury, the Hawks got big production from rookie Damion Lee, a former Drexel player. Lee contributed 20 points and 4 rebounds in the Hawk’s loss.
Next, the Sixers travel to the 34-42 Charlotte Hornets for a game on Sunday.