The Philadelphia 76ers and the Atlanta Hawks first met all the way back in 1949, when the Sixers were still in Syracuse, NY as the Nationals, and the Hawks were based out of Moline, IL and known as the Tri-Cities Blackhawks.
Since then, the Hawks have seen superstars like Bob Petit, “Pistol” Pete Maravich, Lenny Wilkins, Dominique Wilkins, and Dikembe Mutombo come through the “ATL”, but still haven’t been able to conjure up a winning record against the 76ers. Through 387 regular season games, the Sixers earned a 196-191 record, thanks in part to two career best performances: Julius Erving dished out his high number in assists (10 on March 5, 1982) and Charles Barkley dropped his points record (47 on February 9, 1988) both against the Hawks.
In the playoffs, these two squads have met in 1980, 1982, and, most recently, in 2021, with the Sixers holding a 9-5 overall record through 14 postseason games.
The 76ers won 3 of their 4 matchups against the Hawks in the 2022-23 season, winning most recently on April 7 in Atlanta. In the 2023-24 season, the Sixers took the first win against the Hawks at home on November 17. Tobias Harris and Joel Embiid combined for 61 points. The Sixers face the Hawks in Atlanta on January 10, and finish their season series in Philadelphia on February 9. Get tickets today!