Philadelphia takes on conference foe Atlanta
Atlanta Hawks (3-2, eighth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (3-2, ninth in the Eastern Conference)
Philadelphia; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Eastern Conference foes Philadelphia and Atlanta face off on Saturday.
Philadelphia went 49-23 overall and 31-11 in Eastern Conference games last season. The 76ers averaged 9.1 steals, 6.2 blocks and 13.7 turnovers per game last season.
Atlanta went 41-31 overall and 24-18 in Eastern Conference games during the 2020-21 season. The Hawks averaged 113.7 points per game while allowing opponents to score 111.4 last season.
INJURIES: 76ers: Ben Simmons: out (back), Grant Riller: out (knee).
Hawks: Onyeka Okongwu: out (shoulder).