Sixers vs Atlanta Hawks
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 are 2-0 against the Hawks in the 2021-22 regular season, and they're set to square off one more time in South Philly during the holiday season. Don't miss your chance to see Trae Young and Co. take on Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris once again. Get your tickets today!
In their December 3 regular season contest in Atlanta, the Sixers secured a comeback victory after outscoring the Hawks 20-9 in the fourth quarter, marking the first time that the team has held its opponent to single digits in a quarter since 2015 against the Nuggets in Denver. Joel Embiid posted game-highs in points (28) and rebounds (12), and Seth Curry finished with 18, 11 of which came in the team's red hot fourth quarter.