The Philadelphia 76ers aim to capitalize on the energy from Joel Embiid’s impressive 50-point display as they face off against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday. Despite battling illness and missing the two preceding games, Embiid pulled off his sixth 50-point game of his career, showcasing resilience and leading the 76ers to a 131-126 victory on the road against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.
The Sixers always get a major boost when the reigning NBA MVP is in the mix. Tyrese Maxey made a strong comeback after missing a game, putting up 26 points. Kelly Oubre Jr. marked his return with a 12-point performance, his first game back since dealing with a broken rib and other undisclosed injuries from a Nov. 11 vehicular incident. In the crucial last two minutes, it was Embiid who stepped up with clutch baskets, carrying the Sixers to a hard-fought victory.
Where to watch Atlanta Hawks vs Philadelphia 76ers
- Date: December 8, 2023
- Time: 7 PM ET
- Place: Philadelphia
- Venue: Wells Fargo Center
- TV channel: Bally Sports
- Live stream: Fubo
- NBA League Pass
There are no injuries reported for the Philadelphia 76ers. However, for the the Atlanta Hawks, Bufkin (finger injury), Gueye (back injury), and Johnson (wrist injury) will not be available for the game.
The Hawks stumbled for the second consecutive time and suffered their fourth loss in five games, falling short 114-113 against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. Trae Young took the helm with an impressive 30 points and nine assists, while Saddiq Bey contributed 21 points, and Bogdan Bogdanovic chipped in with 20. The Hawks were on the verge of a potential win until Mikal Bridges sealed the deal with a clutch step-back jumper, leaving only 4.5 seconds on the clock.
Young passionately implored the referees for a foul on the final shot, but no whistle echoed through the arena. In this back-and-forth contest, the Hawks managed to secure a seven-point lead at their best. However, the road ahead won’t be any less demanding as they set out for Philadelphia. De’Andre Hunter pitched in with 14 points, while Clint Capela showcased his prowess on the boards, snagging an impressive 12 rebounds.
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