The 76ers’ contest against the Atlanta Hawks was all but over shortly after it started. The Sixers built a commanding 20-point lead after one quarter and extended it to 46 points before posting Wednesday night’s 127-83 victory at the Wells Fargo Center.
Here’s a look at some of the best and worst awards from the game:
Seth Curry gets this. The Sixers shooting guard paced his team with 20 points on 8-for-12 shooting, including making 4 of 7 three-pointers in just 25 minutes, 38 seconds. He and the Sixers’ other starters sat out the fourth quarter.
Brandon Goodwin gets this. The Hawks point guard had a game he would love to forget. Goodwin had five points and shot 2-for-11. He also had a game-high four turnovers to go with two assists, and was a minus-39 in 32:15.
Best defensive performance
Matisse Thybulle gets this once again. The Sixers reserve guard did a solid job on Hawks standout sixth man Danilo Gallinari. Gallinari was held to four points on 1-for-9 shooting.
This goes to the Sixers’ first-quarter fast-break points. They had a 20-0 advantage in the quarter and scored on eight of nine fast-break shooting attempts.
This goes to Goodwin’s plus-minus. A minus-39 is extremely hard to get.
Worst of the worst
This goes to the Hawks, who were without six players. Standout point guard Trae Young missed his fourth consecutive game with a left ankle sprain. Bogdan Bogdanovic (left hamstring soreness), Kevin Huerter (left shoulder sprain), former Friends’ Central School standout De’Andre Hunter (right knee soreness), former Westtown School standout Cam Reddish (right Achilles soreness), and Tony Snell (right ankle sprain) were also sidelined.
Best of the best
This goes to the Sixers’ record when their regular starting lineup plays. No one expected the Sixers to lose to the undermanned Hawks. However, this was just their 25th game with their regular starting lineup. They improved to 21-4 in those games.