As the Hawks are on the road in Philadelphia, the Sixers, who are one of the league’s worst teams this season, will look to build their confidence and momentum after their win against the Timberwolves on Wednesday. Newly acquired point guard Ish Smith had a solid outing in which he posted 21 points and 11 assists. Elton Brand’s return against the Atlanta Hawks should be interesting as he will provide the young Sixers team in leadership and experience. In addition, good news for the Hawks as center Tiago Splitter’s status was upgraded to probable for tonight’s game after missing the last couple of games due to a calf injury. Hawks are 15-8 when Splitter plays; 6-7 without him this season.
Coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. on Fox Sports Southeast. GO HAWKS!!!
Hawks starters: Teague, Korver, Bazemore, Millsap, and Horford
Sixers starters: Smith, Stauskas, Grant, Noel, and Okafor