Hawks rout hapless Sixers

Spencer Hawes pulls down a rebound for the Sixers in a game against the Hawks.  Credit: Getty Images
Spencer Hawes pulls down a rebound for the Sixers in a game against the Hawks.
Credit: Getty Images

The Sixers knew a few weeks ago that they would not make the NBA playoffs this season.

It showed Wednesday night that the team has little left to play for, as the Atlanta Hawks came into Wells Fargo Center and blew out a hapless 76ers team, 124-101.

Josh Smith scored 28 points and puled down 12 rebounds for the Hawks (43-36), who pulled into a tie for the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference with Chicago with the victory.

Thaddeus Young led the Sixers in scoring with 28 points. He scored 22 of those points in the first half, when he shot 11-for-16 from the field.

The struggles continued Wednesday for all-star guard Jrue Holiday, who shot just 4-for-14 from the field.

The Sixers (31-47) have just four games remaining on the 2012-13 season.


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