NBA Matchup: Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
Date: 27th November 2021
Time: 07:30 PM ET
The Atlanta Hawks will host the Philadelphia 76ers, looking to level season series after 28 point humiliation on 31st Oct 2021. But it could be a heavy task as Philadelphia has a fully fit lineup while Atlanta is without Bogdan Bogdanovic and Cam Reddish.
Atlanta Hawks Season So far
The Hawks had their 7 games winning run snapped by the Knicks. Still, Atalanta remains in 7th position with the latest win over the Indiana Pacers. Trae Young, John Collins, and Clint Capela have done extremely well to this point, and the coach will be looking to Danilo Gallinari and Lou Williams to contribute more offensively.
Young is leading in points (26.3) and assists (9.1) for the Hawks. He is well supported by Clint Capela averaging 12.5 rebounds and 1.3 Blocks per game. Capela is 3rd in NBA for rebounds. Forward Collins has performed on both ends for the team, ranking 2nd in both points and rebounds for the Hawks.
Ice Trae has scored 30-or-more points in five straight games, the longest 30+ scoring streak in the NBA this season ❄️@TheTraeYoung x @UPS pic.twitter.com/9GoK0rC7MZ
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) December 2, 2021
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Philadelphia 76ers Season So far
Philadelphia had a nice run till 7th Nov with a full squad available, but lost 5 consecutive matches after the Covid-19 situation in Philly. Backcourt pair Seth Curry and Tyrese Maxey have been instrumental for the team in absence of star Joel Embiid.
Joel Embiid is still the focal point for the offense and defense for the 76ers as he averages 22 points, 11 rebounds, and nearly 2 blocks per game. Tobias Harris has also performed well in the games that he played in. Coach Rivers will be pleased that both the stars are back on the court and now the team can push for the playoff spot.
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Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers Match Prediction
Atlanta after a slow start to the season is getting better and better. While 76ers have proved they can cope up without Ben Simmons. But injuries and the Covid-19 situation kept main players sidelined for the 76ers, resulting in losses in some winnable games.
The Hawks are closing on their previous season average points tally and are currently 7th in the league with 110.6 points per game. Philadelphia team, who was without their offensive players for a longer period of the season so far, have a 106.5 points average this season.
But with some improvements in defensive plays, Philadelphia has managed to restrict opponents to 105.5 points per game – bettering the previous average by 3 points. Atlanta also has shown improvements in defense, coincidentally they have also improved the previous average by 3 points, but allow around 108 points per game.
With Bogdanovic and Cam Reddish not available for the game, Atlanta will find it difficult to overcome the Philadelphia challenge. Philly will win this match, but may not be as comfortable as the last one
Onyeka Okungwu (Shoulder): Ruled out until 10th December
De’Andre Hunter (Wrist): Ruled out until 9th January
Bogdan Bogdanovic (Ankle): Ruled out until 13th December
Cam Reddish (Wrist): Game time Decision
Grant Riller (Shoulder): Ruled out until 8th December
How to watch Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers?
Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers match will take place at State Farm Arena. International viewers can access the game on NBA League Pass. NBC Sports Network will be the local broadcaster for the match.
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