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.
Philadelphia and Atlanta square off against each other three times in the 2021-22 NBA regular season. Trae Young comes to South Philly twice this season to take on one of last year’s MVP finalists, Joel Embiid. Don’t miss your chance to be there!
In their April 30, 2021 regular season contest with the Atlanta Hawks, the Philadelphia 76ers continued a three-game winning streak, with the W marking the largest cumulative margin of victory over a three-game stretch (+97) in franchise history. Ben Simmons went 8-10 from the field, as he, Joel Embiid, and Tobias Harris each contributed 18 points. Dwight Howard was the high man, though, scoring 19 off the bench and collecting 11 rebounds along the way, as the Sixers took this one 126-104.
76ers vs Hawks History
April 30, 2021 Hawks 104 76ers 126
April 28, 2021 Hawks 83 76ers 127
January 11, 2021 76ers 94 Hawks 112
February 24, 2020 Hawks 112 76ers 129
January 30, 2020 76ers 117 Hawks 127