This past Saturday the 7th of March 2015 the Atlanta Hawks played at the Philadelphia 76’ers in game 4 of a 4 game series of which the 1st game of the series was on Wednesday the 10th of December 2014 at Atlanta, which the Hawks won 95-79 over the 76’ers. The 2nd game of the 4 game series was played on Tuesday the 13th of January 2015 at Philadelphia and the Hawks won that 2nd game 105-87. The 3rd game was played on Saturday the 31st of January 2015 at Atlanta and the Hawks won that game 91-85 over the 76’ers. The 4th and final game of the 4 game series was played this past Saturday the 7th of March 2015 and the 76’ers won the game 92-84 and the series ended with Atlanta with 3 wins and the 76’ers with 1 win in that 4 game series.
In the 4th and last game that was played between the Hawks 49-13 (1st SE Div.) playing at the 76’er of Philadelphia 14-49 (4th Atlantic Div.) and the game was played at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the tip-off took place at 7:30 PM ET.
The Atlanta Hawks played this game as the rested three of their regular starters in the game and outscored the 76’ers in the 1st quarter of the game 31 to 20 but that was the last time they outscored the 76’er in the rest of the 3 quarters of the game. In the 2nd quarter the 76’ers outscored the Hawks 27-22, thus the game went to half-time break with the Hawks 53 and the 76’ers 47 which gave the Hawks a 6 point lead at half time. In the 3rd quarter of the 2nd half of the game the 76’ers outscore the Hawks 25-16 as the 3rd quarter ended 76’ers 72 and Atlanta 69 and Philadelphia took the lead by 3 points going into the 4th and final quarter of the game. In the 4th quarter the 76’ers continued their scoring and outscored the Hawks 20 -15 and won the game with the final score Philadelphia 92 and Atlanta 84.
The top 5 performers in this game for the Hawks of Atlanta were guard-Teague-17 points 2 rebounds 4 assists, guard-Schroder-16 points 2 rebounds and 6 assists off the bench, center-Horford-12 points 5 rebounds 4 assists, forward-Scott-11 points 7 rebounds 2 assists and guard-Mack-9 points 1 rebound and 1 assist off the bench.
Leading 5 performances for the 76’ers of Philadelphia was forward-Mbah a Moute-19 point’s 3 rebounds 1 assist, guard-Thompson-19 points 9 rebounds 4 assists off the bench, guard-Canaan-12 points 5 rebounds 8 assists, forward-Covington-12 points 4 rebounds 1 assist and center-Noel-11 points and 17 rebounds.
Reviewing the team statistics, the Hawks of Atlanta in the game scored a total of 84 points as they attempted 77 field goals making 77 for 38% completion, then on 3-pointers they made 11 of 25 for 44% completion and on foul shots they made 13 of 16 for an 81% completion rate. On the other side the 76’ers of Philadelphia scored the winning 92 points as they attempted 95 field goals for 36% completion, then on 3-pointers made 13 of 37 for 35% completion and then on their foul shots they made 9 of 17 for a 52% completion rate.
For the game statistics that are not point related the Hawks of Atlanta had 42 total rebounds (5 offensives and 37 defensive), 20 assists, 9 blocks, 8 steals, 19 turnovers and committed 14 fouls in the game. On the other side the 76’ers of Philadelphia had a total of 55 rebounds (17 offensives and 38 defensive), 24 assists, 3 blocks, 14 steals, and 16 turnovers and committed 12 fouls in the game.
This turned out to be a great game for the 76’ers as this was not just any upset in a regular season but it was just the 4th time in the history of the NBA that a team below .250 beat a .800 winning team that had played 50 games in that same season.
If you Bet on NBA at an Online sportbook then you should know that the Atlanta Hawks will play at home on Monday against Sacramento and the Philadelphia 76’ers will play at home on Wednesday against the Bulls of Chicago.