Philadelphia 99, Atlanta 80

Date - Friday, December 21, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Officials - #27 Dick Bavetta, #24 Mike Callahan, #72 J.T. Orr
Attendance - 18061

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 23 22 19 16 80
Philadelphia 30 21 21 27 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 15-9 8-5 7-4 L2
Philadelphia 13-14 9-7 4-7 W1


76ers 99, Hawks 80: Evan Turner showed no ill effects of a left ankle sprain by scoring 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter as host Philadelphia snapped a five-game losing skid.

Thaddeus Young collected 18 points and 11 rebounds and five steals as the 76ers defeated Atlanta for the sixth straight time. Jrue Holiday, who like Turner was a game-time decision, added 11 points in his return from a four-game absence with a foot injury.

Josh Smith scored 13 of his team-high 17 points in the first half for the Hawks, who have dropped three of four after winning 11 of their previous 13.

With Philadelphia clinging to a 51-45 halftime lead, Jason Richardson provided some breathing room by scoring six of his team's first eight points of the third quarter. Holiday capped the 12-5 run with a layup as the 76ers claimed a 63-50 lead midway through the session.

Atlanta trimmed the deficit to eight to end the third quarter, but Turner scored 10 quick points on Philadelphia's 16-5 run to open the fourth to thwart the threat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Philadelphia GM Tony DiLeo declared that injured C Andrew Bynum has been approved to increase his activity level, although no timetable for his return was divulged. Bynum is dealing with bone bruises in both knees. ... After being drafted by Philadelphia in 2005, Lou Williams went 4-for-12 from the field and finished with 13 points in his first game versus his former team. ... Former 76ers great Darryl Dawkins was in attendance.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Philadelphia
Josh Smith 17 Scoring Evan Turner 21
Louis Williams 4 Assists Jrue Holiday 7
Al Horford 8 Rebounds Thaddeus Young 11
Al Horford 3 Free Throws Made Dorell Wright 2
Zaza Pachulia 2 Steals Thaddeus Young 5
Al Horford 3 Blocks Spencer Hawes 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 80 39.2 9-25 9-12 20 37 3 7 17
Philadelphia 99 51.2 8-19 3-7 31 45 4 9 12

Upcoming Games

  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Brooklyn. The 76ers have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .429 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Chicago. The Hawks have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .667 after a loss.
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