By Jerry Wein

The Sixers held an 87-69 lead after the third quarter, but the Hawks outscored the Sixers, 40-19, in the fourth quarter.

Joel Embiid finished with a team-high 37 points, plus 13 rebounds, five assists, two steals, and four blocks.

Embiid had a very strong first quarter, scoring 17 points on perfect 8-for-8 shooting. He made his lone 3-point attempt, and recorded two blocks, an assist, and a block in the quarter. The Sixers took a 14-point lead (38-24) after one.