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76ers vs. Hawks takeaways: Dominant defense from Matisse Thybulle helps propel Philadelphia to victory

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PHILADELPHIA – Four months ago, the Atlanta Hawks upset the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals in Philadelphia to advance to the conference finals and eliminate the Sixers in the process. In all, the Sixers had six players score in double-figures, compared to just four for Atlanta. Only two former Sixers players – Robert Covington and Nerlens Noel – have more during that span, per Sixers Stats. “Overall with a guy like that who can make shots, you got to play him real physical and just make him take those in-between ones and live with them.”

Maxey is still developing as a player and a point guard, but against Atlanta it was clear that he’s moving in the right direction, and his performance is a big part of the reason that the Sixers were able to walk away with a win.

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