At times, it looked more like a shootaround than an actual game.
That’s because the Atlanta Hawks operated as if the 76ers weren’t even on the court. Three-point shots, mid-range jumpers, layups and dunks – it didn’t matter. The Hawks did whatever they wanted in Friday’s 125-99 victory at Wells Fargo Center.
Atlanta (24-21) finished with seven double-figure scorers, shot 50.6 percent from the field and had 101 points with 1 minute, 10 seconds remaining in the third quarter. The Sixers have surrendered at least 120 points in two of three games and 10 times this season.
“We have no appreciation for the importance of playing defense,” coach Brett Brown said. “You play defense or you don’t. … It’s a mindset. It’s a way you see the sport. And we need to see the sport through that lens, or we’re going to have those types of nights.”