The Atlanta starters were a little weary after a grueling road trip.
The guys off the bench gave them a boost.
Especially Anthony Tolliver.
The journeyman forward scored a season-high 21 points as the Hawks bounced back from a sluggish start to beat the Sixers 107-96 Wednesday night, snapping a three-game losing streak.
Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 27 points, and Al Horford came up big with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
Damien Wilkins led the Sixers with 21 points, while Dorell Wright had 20. But, after the quick start, they quickly looked like the tired team, not surprising since they were coming off a loss at home to Boston the previous night.
“We were just a step behind,” Sixers coach Doug Collins said. “I just thought our whole team was sluggish. We were very fortunate to start the game. They weren’t ready to roll. We were up 8-0, but I thought we should have been up 15-0.”
Sixers 'step behind' in latest defeat
Courier-Post | Mar 7