Joel Embiid should be all smiles this year with the extra help and potential success of the team. Photo by Wayne Terry, TPL.

The 76ers are looking to sweep the Atlanta Hawks in their two-game series tonight at 7:00 pm EST. You can watch the game on NBC Sports Philadelphia or listen on 97.5 The Fanatic. In the previous meeting, the Sixers took care of business against this team, winning 127-83. Whoever wins this game will win the season series between these two teams 2-1.

About The Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are a game behind the New York Knicks for 4th place in the Eastern Conference. They possess a record of 34-29 and are on a two-game losing streak. However, they could be getting some vital players back for tonight’s matchup. Star Trae Young is listed as questionable (left ankle sprain) after missing four straight games. The one-time all star is Atlanta’s leading scorer averaging 25.3 points per game. Additionally, big man Clint Capela (right heel) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (left hamstring) are also questionable. Tony Snell is probable (right ankle) and Kevin Huerter (left shoulder), De’Andre Hunter (right knee), and Cam Reddish (right achilles) are out. 

About The 76ers

The Philadelphia 76ers are battling once more with the Brooklyn Nets for the 1st seed in the East. Philadelphia is currently 1.5 games behind Brooklyn. Swingman Furkan Korkmaz told the media the team will do “whatever it takes” for 1st place. As for tonight, Sixers fans will be pleasantly surprised that Philadelphia has no one listed on the injury report as of 1:30 pm EST. The 76ers’ starting five will be playing only their 26th game together. Furthermore, the starting unit is 21-4 together this season.

Projected starters: Simmons, Curry, Green, Harris, Embiid

Other Useful Information:

  •  Atlanta is usually a good rebounding team largely due to Clint Capela, but like I mentioned he is questionable. If he is sidelined, Joel Embiid and the rest of the 76ers will have a great advantage down low.
  • Trae Young has had his way against this 76ers team in the past. Throughout eight games against Philly, Young averaged 26.5 points and is 5-3 in those games.