When the Atlanta Hawks (11-8) face the Philadelphia 76ers (10-9) on Monday night, they will be looking to snap a two-game road losing streak. The Hawks were seven-point favorites before falling to Houston 128-122. The 76ers won 107-99 against Orlando as 1.5-point underdogs.
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The 76ers beat the Magic in their most recent game to avenge their loss to Charlotte. They’ll try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Hawks, which would be their second straight victory.
Joel Embiid (foot) is questionable for Monday’s game against the Hawks.
Due to a left foot sprain, Embiid missed his fourth straight game on Sunday. Embiid’s next appearance will be against the Hawks on Monday. Montrezl Harrell and Paul Reed should continue to see extended frontcourt minutes in his absence.
Meanwhile, Tyrese Maxey (foot) will be out three to four weeks due to a small fracture in his left foot, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Matisse Thybulle’s left ankle pain will keep him out for the time being. He’s struggled to find a role this season and hasn’t played in double figures since November 13. At this point, his presence has little effect on the rotation.
P.J. Tucker is listed as questionable for Monday’s game against the Hawks, with Georges Niang and Paul Reed likely to see increased playing time if Tucker cannot play.
Following their victory over Sacramento, the Hawks were defeated by the Rockets in their most recent game. They will try to avenge their loss by defeating the 76ers, which would be their second win in three games.
Trae Young had 44 points and five assists to lead the Hawks. Dejounte Murray led the way with 39 points, three rebounds, and three assists, while AJ Griffin chipped in with 11 points and two steals.
Atlanta has struggled on defense, allowing 114.7 points per game. They allowed 128 points in their previous game and will need to improve if they are to win this one.