The Atlanta Hawks snapped a two-game road losing streak with a 124-86 blowout win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Atlanta grabbed control in the early going and never let up as they defeated Philadelphia for the third time this season.
The Hawks continued their string of good defensive performances forcing turnovers and turning them into easy opportunities at the other end. Atlanta forced 15 first half turnovers and led 58-42 at the half. They pushed the lead to 20 early in the third quarter before the Sixers put together a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 68-57. The Hawks would right the ship however and closed the third with a 20-5 run to take an 88-62 lead into the fourth.
Atlanta's lead ballooned to as many as 43 points in the fourth as the Sixers continued to pile up the turnovers. The big lead allowed Mike Budenholzer the opportunity to clear his bench and to rest his starters down the stretch.
All 13 of Atlanta's active players scored with eight finishing in double figures. Tim Hardaway Jr and Mike Scott led the way with 13 points each while Kent Bazemore, Mike Muscala, Thabo Sefolosha and Dennis Schroder all added 12. The Hawks bench came up huge with a season-best 80 points in the win. Nik Stauskas led the Sixers with 17 points.
Atlanta will enjoy an off day on Thursday before they face the Indiana Pacers Friday night at Philips Arena.