Atlanta suffered a heavy loss on Saturday in the NBA, its third in six games played this season. Clint Capela and the Hawks were beaten 122-94 on the Sixers floor.
Philadelphia was keen to shine for the first duel between the two teams since the last Eastern Conference final won in seven games by the Hawks. The 76ers did not fail, led by Tobias Harris (22 points, 11 rebounds) and Joël Embiid (19 points, 5 rebounds).
The Pennsylvania franchise made the difference under the boards, scoring no less than 60 points against 36 for the Hawks. Clint Capela however struggled, scoring 11 points – but with a poor 4/11 shooting – and 12 rebounds including 8 captured in the offensive phase. But the Genevan finished this game with a differential of -19.
And his partners did not shine either. Hawks leading scorer Cam Reddish scored 16 points but came off the bench. Trae Young has to settle for 13 points – 5/15 shooting – like Bogdan Bogdanovic.
Alchemy to find
“Our offense lacks automatism, and that leads to a complete lack of defense,” Hawks coach Nate McMillan said. ‘We lose the ball too often (red: 19 times on Saturday). We don’t have a rhythm right now. The group is looking for alchemy on the offensive side, which results in poor defense. ‘