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Preview: Hawks, Sixers play for first time since postseason

Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks suffered a 122-111 loss on the road to the Washington Wizards on Thursday night in a game that was on the second half of a back-to-back. Saturday, they will be on the road for a matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers. This will be the first regular season matchup between the two sides since the Hawks defeated the Sixers in seven games in the second round of the 2021 Eastern Conference Playoffs.

Both teams are 3-2 on the young season and will be looking to pick up a key conference win. Trae Young and Joel Embiid have each led their teams to up-and-down starts to the 2021-22 season, but each side appears to be trending in the right direction on the court.

Young expressed some disdain with officiating after Thursday’s loss in Washington, picking up a $15,000 fine to boot for making contact with an official on the court.

Embiid is already battling a sore knee, and appears to be managing it game to game. Ben Simmons has yet to return, but things seem to be trending in the right direction for Philadelphia there as well of late.

Injuries

For the Hawks, Bogdan Bogdanovic is probable, while Onyeka Okongwu remains out. For the Sixers, Ben Simmons (personal) is out, while Joel Embiid (knee) is questionable.

The Line

Atlanta sits as 3-point dogs vs. the Sixers as of Saturday morning.

Game Info

Location: Wells Fargo Center

TV: BSSE, League Pass (out of market)

Radio: 92.9 The Game

Streaming: Bally Sports App