The Atlanta Hawks travel to Philadelphia to take on the slumping 76ers on Friday night at Wells Fargo Arena. The Hawks have won five of their last six games on the road, while the Sixers have lost five straight.
Atlanta owns the best road record in the Eastern Conference at 7-3, and is third overall in the East with a record of 15-8. The Hawks struggled in their last road game, eking out a 100-95 win in overtime over the woeful Washington Wizards. Atlanta followed up that game with a 100-92 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder at Philips Arena on Wednesday.
The Hawks' struggles in the last couple of games are nothing compared with the Sixers', who have floundered without leading scorer Jrue Holiday. The point guard has missed the last four games with a foot injury, and Philadelphia lost all four of those games. Holiday is a game-time decision on Friday, while second leading scorer Evan Turner is also a game-time decision with an ankle injury.
Atlanta has been excellent defensively on the road this season, giving up just 90.3 points per game. If Holiday and Turner sit out, the Hawks will have a big advantage against a Sixers team that has had problems scoring even with those two players in the lineup.
Game Time: 7 p.m. ET at Wells Fargo Arena
Radio: WCNN The Fan 680-AM