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Philadelphia 76ers vs Atlanta Hawks game thread

Saturday night basketball is here, even if Joel Embiid won't be participating.

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The Atlanta Hawks encountered a late-game scare on Friday night, but were able to get a win over the Chicago Bulls. Less than 24 hours later, the team will be back on the court at Philips Arena on Saturday, as the Joel Embiid-less Philadelphia 76ers come calling. The Hawks enter this game as 10-point favorites according to the smart folks in the desert, but you can bet no one on Atlanta's side is underestimating a team that has garnered eight wins over their last ten contests.

Stay tuned throughout the evening for all the latest and, as always, let's keep the discussion civil in the comments.

Probable Starters


PG - Dennis Schröder

SG - Kent Bazemore

SF - Thabo Sefolosha

PF - Paul Millsap

C - Dwight Howard


PG - T.J. McConnell

SG - Nik Stauskas

SF - Robert Covington

PF - Ersan Ilyasova

C - Jahlil Okafor

Injury Report:

Atlanta - Mike Muscala (ankle) and Tiago Splitter (calf) are out.

Philadelphia - Joel Embiid (rest), Jerryd Bayless (wrist) and Ben Simmons (foot) are out.