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Hawks Vs. Sixers Score: Atlanta Struggles In Third, Trails 64-57

It didn't take long for all of the positives of the first half to disappear as Atlanta scored 10 points in the third quarter and now trail Philadelphia 64-57. Atlanta's offense bogged to a halt coming out of halftime as the Hawks fell in love with the jump shot. Those long shots led to run out opportunities for the Sixers who suddenly came alive.

Jodie Meeks was the biggest culprit hitting three of his four three-pointers in the game in the third and now has 12 points. Jrue Holiday also has 12 points to go along with seven assists and six rebounds. Thaddeus Young has 10 points off the bench for the Sixers.

Jeff Teague and Josh Smith lead Atlanta with 10 points. Willie Green has nine including a buzzer-beating three just before the third quarter ended. Tracy McGrady has eight points off the bench. Joe Johnson's struggles continue with just four points on 2-7 shooting.

For more on this game Hawks fans should head on over to Peachtree Hoops and Sixers fans should check out Liberty Ballers. For more NBA news and analysis stop by SB Nation's NBA page.

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