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Hawks vs 76ers preview: Atlanta begins 4-game road trip in Philadelphia

The Atlanta Hawks look for their ninth straight win Tuesday night when they head to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers.

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The Atlanta Hawks embark of a four-game road trip Tuesday night with a stop in Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. The Hawks are in for a challenging week as they play four games in five nights with all four coming on the road. Atlanta has been up to the challenge of late having won eight straight on the road.

The Hawks are coming off of a big 120-89 blowout of the Washington Wizards on Sunday at Philips Arena. Eight different Hawks players scored in double figures led by Kyle Korver's 19 points. Atlanta turned 20 Washington turnovers into 31 points to help fuel the blowout. The win gave the Hawks more separation in the Eastern Conference standings where they enter Tuesday with a four game lead over the Wizards, Toronto Raptors and Chicago Bulls.

Philadelphia is 7-29 on the season but are in the midst of their best stretch of basketball this season. The Sixers have won two straight and three of their last four games. They have victories over the Cavaliers, Nets and Pacers so Atlanta should be guarded and not overlook what is a less talented but scrappy bunch.

Philadelphia pulled out a 93-92 win over Indiana on Saturday thanks to a late bucket by Michael Carter-Williams. Tony Wroten led the team with 20 points off the bench but it was their defense that stood out limiting the Pacers to just 33 percent shooting for the game.

Atlanta won the previous meeting between the two clubs 95-79 on December 10 at Philips Arena. Kyle Korver and Paul Millsap paced the Hawks with 17 points each. Alexey Shved led Philadelphia with 13 points off the bench but was traded to the Houston Rockets a week later.

Game Info

Game Date/Time: Tuesday, January 13, 7 p.m. ET

Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TV: SportSouth

Radio: 92.9 "The Game" FM