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Hawks snap skid against Sixers

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The Hawks snapped a six-game losing streak tonight with a 103-95 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

While it might be easy to call the Sixers (recently proud owners of a 26-game losing streak) "hapless", I won't go there since the Hawks are the proud owners of 1-14 and 0-6 streaks over the past couple of months. As is, the Hawks trailed at the half by 10 points before coming back with a strong second half.

The win helped the Hawks (32-41) keep their slim one-game lead over the Knicks for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, with the Knicks (32-43) winning in Utah. The Sixers (16-58) fell to 7-29 on the road this year after a brief glimmer of hope for their second straight win after the record losing streak.

Lou Williams had 22 points off the bench, as his playing time has risen after being benched for seven straight games earlier this month. Paul Millsap was a wrecking crew down low, notching 28 points and 17 rebounds.

Thaddeus Young led Philly with 23 points, four steals, and three blocks. Rookie-of-the-year candidate Michael Carter-Williams had 16 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists.

The Hawks host the Bulls on Wednesday night with a 7:30 PM tipoff.