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Friday October 22nd, 2021 6:29PM

Atlanta plays Philadelphia, aims to end road losing streak

By The Associated Press

Atlanta Hawks (34-29, fifth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (41-21, second in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Friday, 7 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Atlanta visits Philadelphia looking to end its three-game road skid.

The 76ers are 26-9 in Eastern Conference games. Philadelphia is 21-11 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The Hawks have gone 20-16 against Eastern Conference opponents. Atlanta ranks seventh in the league with 45.3 rebounds per game. Clint Capela leads the Hawks with 14.6.

The teams meet for the second game in a row.

TOP PERFORMERS: Joel Embiid is shooting 51.2% and averaging 29.5 points. Embiid is averaging 8.9 rebounds and 26.6 points per game over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

Capela is second on the Hawks averaging 15.4 points and is adding 14.6 rebounds. Solomon Hill is averaging 5.1 rebounds and 6.7 points per game over the last 10 games for Atlanta.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 6-4, averaging 112.7 points, 41.2 rebounds, 24 assists, 10.9 steals and 6.7 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106 points on 46.7% shooting.

Hawks: 6-4, averaging 108.8 points, 45 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 7.4 steals and three blocks per game while shooting 44.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 110.8 points on 48.2% shooting.

INJURIES: 76ers: Mike Scott: out (hip).

Hawks: De'Andre Hunter: out (knee), Tony Snell: out (ankle), Cam Reddish: out (achilles), Bogdan Bogdanovic: out (hamstring), Trae Young: out (ankle), Kevin Huerter: out (shoulder).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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