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 FanDuel Sportsbook. 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. ”
The Hawks actually raced to a 19-point lead, getting two key points when Philadelphia’s Tobias Harris tipped the ball into the Hawks’ basket. Maxey scored 11 points off the bench and helped the Sixers outscore Atlanta 33-19 in the second quarter.