Sixers-Hawks: Even Without Thaddeus Young, Philly Comes Out on Top

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Sixers-Hawks: Even Without Thaddeus Young, Philly Comes Out on Top
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The Philadelphia 76ers (38-35) defeated the Atlanta Hawks (43-32) 98-85 on Tuesday.

Thaddeus Young left the game with alittle more than two minutes left in the second quarter with a sprained right ankle.

He exited the game with six points.

Thaddeus was on a streak coming into the game, scoring 20 or more the last seven games.

Willie Green got the Sixers going in the first quarter and finished the game with 15 points. Andre Iguodala had 19 points and eight assists. Andre Miller finished the game with 18 points and 10 assists. Marreese Speights came up big in Thaddeus's absence, he scored 16 points off the bench.

The Hawks, coming off a big win over the Lakers at home, shot 44 percent from the field and six of 19 from three. They looked tired all night. Leading scorer Joe Johnson got off to a slow start and finished with only 11 points and seven assists.

Josh Smith took advantage of Thaddeus Young's absence. He went 13-15 from the floor, and 3-3 from three. He finished with 33 points.

Flip Murray, a Philly native and Shaw University graduate, finished with 19 points off the bench.

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