Almost a month into the 2016-17 NBA season, it appears that the 2016-17 Atlanta Hawks could be something special. On Saturday night (11-12-16), the Atlanta Hawks Hawks moved on to a record on (7-2) after defeating the Philadelphia Sixers (117-96).
The Philadelphia Sixers played strong all game long but after picking up their first win of the season the night prior (11-11-16) against the Indiana Pacers, the young and short handed Sixers team didn’t have enough to get the win. Sixers rookie Joel Embiid was held out of the game as the Sixers were on the second night of the back to back and Embiid is currently on a minters restriction as the Sixers bring him along from previous foot injuries. Sixers star Jahlil Okafor played very well scoring 18 points and 6 rebounds. Rookie Sario Daric added 12 points and 6 rebounds for the Sixers as well.
For the Atlanta Hawks, Dwight Howard continues to be a force in the paint picking up his league leading seventh double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Kent Bazemore attacked the lane all night and finished the night with 17 points on (8-13) shooting. The star of the night for the Atlanta Hawks was Tim Hardaway Jr. who was effective from behind the three point line scoring 20 points. THJ left the game briefly with a hip contusion in the third quarter but he returned in the fourth quarter and finished the game.
The Atlanta Hawks are back in action on Tuesday night (11-15-16) in Miami against the Miami Heat. Stay tuned to HHS1987 for more NBA news. Follow @eldorado2452 on Twitter and Instagram for all your Atlanta Hawks, NBA and sports news.
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