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The Atlanta Hawks look to get back on track Friday night when they take on the banged up Philadelphia 76ers. Lou Williams will make his return to Philly for the first time as a member of the Hawks.
The Atlanta Hawks are looking to get back on track after losses in two of their last three games. The struggling Philadelphia 76ers might be a good place to start for Atlanta. Despite winning 12 of their last 16, Atlanta has dropped two of three and needed overtime to defeat the lowly Washington Wizards. Most recently the Hawks were handed a 100-92 home loss by the surging Oklahoma City Thunder.
Philadelphia comes into the game struggling having lost five straight. On top of being without center Andrew Bynum who is yet to play this season, the 76ers have been without point guard Jrue Holiday for the last four games with an injured foot. Evan Turner will likely be a game-time decision for Friday's game after he suffered an ankle injury last time out against the Houston Rockets.
The Hawks have injury concerns of their own with Devin Harris missing the loss to the Thunder with a foot injury of his own. Anthony Morrow returned to action against Oklahoma City and appears to be recovered from the sore back that plagued him for a couple of games.
Atlanta has been really good on the road of late winning six of their last seven games. The Hawks will be trying to snap a five-game skid against Philadelphia.
Friday's game will also mark the return of Lou Williams to Philadelphia for the first time as a visiting player. Williams spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Sixers and says he is expecting a warm reception from the Philly crowd.
Game Date/Time: Friday, December 21, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Radio: 680 The Fan, 93.7 FM
Online Streaming: NBA League Pass Broadband