The Philadelphia 76ers had a prime opportunity to come out and get a win on Thursday back at home against an undermanned Atlanta Hawks team.
The Sixers then found themselves down by 19 points despite the Hawks missing so many guys and it resulted in a 98-96 loss to Atlanta at home. “You get complacent when you see other guys are not playing or top guys not playing, you become complacent and become content. We can’t do that. We gotta approach every single game the same way. It’s gonna be a lot more games like this because of COVID-19 so no matter if we have guys out or the other team has guys out, or both teams have guys out right now, these games count on the record so we gotta go out there and fight come out with wins.”
While the Sixers were missing guys like Andre Drummond, Shake Milton, and Georges Niang, the Hawks were missing their top players.
“I didn’t think we played with great-we have guys out too, by the way-but tonight was our best advantage as far as guys being out,” said coach Doc Rivers.