The Hawks came home today looking to break a three-game losing streak overall and a six-game losing streak to Philadelphia dating back to December 2010. They did just that, running away with a 107-96 victory.
It didn't look that way early, as the Hawks fell behind 8-0 to Philadelphia. The Hawks quickly got their heads on straight, taking a 26-19 lead by the end of the first quarter and opening their lead up to 21 points before cruising the rest of the way.
Jeff Teague had a big night again, with 27 points and 11 assists as he abused Jrue Holliday and former Hawk Royal Ivey at both ends of the floor. Al Horford dominated the Sixers in the middle, with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists. Anthony Tolliver lit it up off the bench for the Hawks, hitting five three-pointers and finishing with a season-high 21 points as well as eight rebounds.
Former Hawk Damien Wilkins did try to bring the Sixers back, finishing with a team-high 21 points, but it was not enough. The Hawks went on a 25-7 run in the third quarter that put the game completely out of reach.
The win puts the Hawks, now 34-26, into a tie for fifth in the East with Chicago, and a half-game behind Brooklyn for fourth in the conference. The Hawks will travel to Boston (33-27) on Friday.