GRADES: Atlanta Hawks 127, Philadelphia 76ers 117

Shake Milton | Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Shake Milton | Philadelphia 76ers (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Philadelphia 76ers road woes continue as they fall to the Atlanta Hawks behind a dominant performance from Trae Young.

Atlanta began the game on fire, pouring in 39 points in the first quarter. Trae Young posted a first quarter double-double, scoring 14 points and recording 10 assists.

The Philadelphia 76ers showcased a strong performance as well, scoring 31 points with an attacking Ben Simmons leading the way.

The second quarter was much of the same with both teams racing up and down the court with Philadelphia producing 36 points and Atlanta scoring 35. The two teams entered the half with Atlanta leading 74-67.

The second half was a much slower paced game between the two teams. Despite slowing down Atlanta in the second half, Philadelphia couldn’t keep up their offensive momentum from the first half.

An even third quarter left Philadelphia trailing by seven points entering the fourth quarter where they continued to struggle generating offense and were stymied down the stretch before falling 127-117.

A+. <strong>35 mins | 27 pts | 5 reb | 6 ast | 1 stl | 0 blk | 1 TO | 7-12 FG | 5-9 3PT| 8-10 FT | 4 PF | +8 |</strong><p>A favorite player of mine entering the draft out of SMU, Milton had a career night filling in for the injured <a rel=. SG. Philadelphia 76ers. SHAKE MILTON

B+. <strong>42 mins | 31 pts | 6 reb | 5 ast | 4 stl | 0 blk | 3 TO | 10-15 FG | 0-0 3PT| 11-13 FT | 2 PF | -13 |</strong><p>Simmons attacked throughout the game with a team-high 31 points. He filled the stat sheet as well, producing rebounds, assists, and four steals. That said, Young put on a show and Simmons needs to take it upon himself to stymie the other team’s lead guard with Richardson sitting.</p>. PG. Philadelphia 76ers. BEN SIMMONS

Philadelphia 76ers. JOEL EMBIID. B. <strong>34 mins | 21 pts | 14 reb | 3 ast | 0 stl | 1 blk | 2 TO | 8-14 FG | 3-6 3PT| 2-7 FT | 3 PF | -2 |</strong><p>21, 14, and 3 on solid shooting from the floor is another testament to Embiid as he only earns a B. Embiid needs to dominate the likes of Atlanta and their inexperienced, undersized big men.</p>. C

B-. <strong>35 mins | 21 pts | 9 reb | 4 ast | 0 stl | 0 blk | 3 TO | 6-15 FG | 0-4 3PT| 9-10 FT | 4 PF | +1 |</strong><p>Harris was a positive +/- producer in the game with strong counting numbers. His gravity is apparent even in a game where he failed to knock down three-pointers and enough time has come where Harris isn’t trying to find his role, but merely playing basketball. It wasn’t a great game, yet he is showing he can be a strong third player on a Philadelphia team with two confirmed all-stars.</p>. PF. Philadelphia 76ers. TOBIAS HARRIS

D-. <strong>17 mins | 3 pts | 2 reb | 0 ast | 2 stl | 0 blk | 0 TO | 1-2 FG | 0-1 3PT| 1-3 FT | 4 PF | -10 |</strong><p>A game in which Thybulle had an opportunity to shut down Young, he simply couldn’t. Young put on a top-of-the-line type performance. Thybulle’s defensive prowess won’t be questioned, but tonight was a great opportunity for him to prove himself against one of the league’s best young players. Tonight, simply wasn’t his night.</p>. SG. Philadelphia 76ers. MATISSE THYBULLE

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