The Hawks were without seven players because of health and safety protocols – and Cam Reddish sprained his right ankle and Delon Wright sprained his left – but stuck it to the Sixers, who were 9-1 favorites to
Bogdanovic came off the bench and buried a 3 with 3:44 left for a 91-90 lead. He pulled up for a 23-footer that made it 96-92, and hit a step-back jumper with 1:25 left that stretched the lead to six. The Hawks started Onyeka Okongwu, Skylar Mays, Delon Wright, Reddish and Collins, a far cry from the lineup that helped upset the Sixers in the second round of last season’s East playoffs. Maxey scored 11 points off the bench and helped the Sixers outscore Atlanta 33-19 in the second quarter. Will Simmons rescind his trade demand and eventually play for the Sixers? Rivers said that topic has been off-limits with the guard.