July 18, 2024

Special one: Hawks most talented genus destroyed opponent with blazing skills at the final minutes….

On Friday, Trae Young led the Atlanta Hawks to a 127-121 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, who were the hosts, with 37 points and 12 assists.

With 10.6 seconds remaining, Young sank two free throws to give the Hawks a 125-119 lead.

For the Hawks, Saddiq Bey finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while Onyeka Okongwu contributed 21 points. De’Andre Hunter added 11 points, while Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 13. 11 points and 11 rebounds were scored by Jalen Johnson.

Dejounte Murray (back) and Clint Capela (adductor) were not with the Hawks.

The roster of the Sixers changed significantly following Thursday’s trading deadline.

Buddy Hield and Cameron Payne passed their physicals and were in the starting lineup, but Furkan Korkmaz, Marcus Morris Sr., Patrick Beverley, Danuel House Jr., and Jaden Springer were dealt.

Along with Robert Covington (knee), Nicolas Batum (hamstring), and De’Anthony Melton (back), Joel Embiid (knee) is still sidelined. Another player that was unable to play was Tyrese Maxey.

Kelly Oubre Jr. led the Sixers with 28 points and 12 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 21 points and Payne and Hield added 20 each. Paul Reed produced 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Sixers, who lost for the eighth time in nine games.

Oubre closed the Sixers within 123-119 after he hit a 3-pointer with 20.1 seconds left.

Payne hit a 3-pointer and the Sixers used a 10-0 run to cut the deficit to 107-100 with 7:45 left.

Young scored the next six points for the Hawks, who led 115-104 with 4:55 left.

The Sixers didn’t wilt and trailed 117-111 with 3:50 remaining after a basket by Harris.

Okongwu threw down a dunk with 4:03 left in the second quarter for a 59-45 Hawks lead.

Bey hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 1:50 remaining to cap an 11-2 run for a 70-49 advantage.

After the Sixers scored seven straight, Young hit a trey and the Hawks led 73-56 at halftime. Young’s 18 points anchored the Hawks in the first half.

Reed had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Sixers.

Mo Bamba made a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 2:26 left in the third to get Philadelphia within 97-81.

Atlanta led 103-86 at the end of the third.


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