ATLANTA – – After playing only.500 ball through 22 games, the Philadelphia 76ers finally produced a win capable of turning around their season.
Joel Embiid scored 28 points, including a jumper with 42 seconds remaining that gave Philadelphia its first lead of the second half, and the 76ers took a 98-96 comeback win over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. “Never apologize for winning, especially when you can get a win on the road against a good team. You’re going to be excited, and we are.”
The 76ers rallied after trailing 90-80. “At some point we’re going to catch a stretch when we’re healthy,” Rivers said, adding his emphasis is “To just focus on winning, not who is not here.” … The 76ers took a 122-94 home win over Atlanta on Oct. 30.
Hawks: F Cam Reddish was held out with a non-COVID illness.