The Atlanta Hawks offense never emerged from halftime as they turned a eight point advantage at the intermission into a 90-74 loss in the second half. The Hawks scored just 10 points in the third quarter and 29 in the second half as the 76ers found a rhythm and raced to the victory.
The third quarter was a nightmare for the Hawks who settled for long jump shots rather than forcing the issue in the paint. Philly got some run outs on those long misses and turned those into a big second half run.
There wasn't much to write about in the second half for the Hawks offensively. Former Sixer Willie Green ended up leading the team in scoring hitting 6-7 shots for 14 points. Jeff Teague finished with 12 points, six assists and five steals that all came in the first half. Josh Smith added 10 points but was just 5-15 from the field while Joe Johnson finished with eight points on 3-8 shooting.
Thaddeus Young led the Sixers with 20 points off the bench while Jrue Holiday finished with 16 points and 11 assists. Jodie Meeks chipped in 12 while Andre Iguodala and Elton Brand added 11 and 10 respectively. Brand was a monster on the glass finishing with 16 rebounds.
The loss snaps Atlanta's four game losing streak as they fall to 11-5 on the season. The Hawks return home for a matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.