Nov 1: Hawks 95, Sixers 88Posted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports: Joe Johnson scored 35 points, including a long 3-pointer that clinched it with 11 seconds remaining, and the Hawks rallied from a 23-point deficit to stun the Philadelphia 76ers 95-88 Saturday night. The Hawks improved to 2-0 in their home opener, the team’s best start in a decade… The 76ers outhustled the Hawks, building a 20-8 rebounding edge at one point, and Atlanta couldn’t make anything. Starting forwards Smith and Marvin Williams combined to go 0-for-11 over the first two quarters… Mike Bibby added 19 points for the Hawks, and Zaza Pachulia came off the bench to add some much-needed defensive toughness. The burly center picked off eight rebounds in 21 minutes… Young led the 76ers with 22 points, but only five came after halftime. All five Philadelphia starters scored in double figures, including Elton Brand with 17 points and Iguodala with 16. Brand also had 16 rebounds.