Despite a Double Double from Joel Embiid (21 points.10 rebounds) and a 27 point night from Shake Milton, the Philadelphia 76ers (31-18) continue to have their road struggles and drop a 127-117 decision to the lowly Atlanta Hawks (13-36).
Buoyed by one of the most dominating performers in the NBA this season, Atlanta had an easy time of it.
Trae Young, the second year phenom took over the contest with an unworldly first quarter in which he torched Philadelphia for a mind blowing, double double with a 14 point, 10 assist stanza.
Young continued the onslaught and closed out the first half with 29 points.
The Hawk ended a career night with 39 points and 18 assists.
John Collins also has a double double for the game, putting up 17 points and 20 boards.
Vince Carter and Damon James complimented with 14 points each.
Kevin Huerter and Cam Reddish helped the Atlanta cause with each adding a dozen points.
Ben Simmons accounted for 31 Sixer points along with 21 from Tobias Harris.
For the Sixers to have playoff success they must improve on the road as their record as a visitor drops to a disheartening, 9-16.
Conversely, Philly is 22-2 at the Wells Fargo Center.
Kevin has followed and promoted the game of lacrosse since May 19, 1974.
The same day the Philadelphia Flyers won the Cup, the Philadelphia Wings were introduced to Neibauer and Philadelphia.
Kevin has covered many sports, including baseball, football, basketball, and.. lacrosse. A former licensed football referee and baseball umpire, Kevin brings a unique insight to his game coverage.
A published writer in JustHockey Magazine, Kevin covered the American Hockey League as well as a monthly story on a pugilist where Kevin used the pen name, The Rink Rat. Neibauer turned his attentions to lacrosse for a few years and does his part, whether podcasting or writing to grow the game. Kevin branched out to his roots and currently provides insight for all Philadelphia teams for Edge of Philly as well as his full-time duties with LaxPhilly.