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NBA Game Summary - Atlanta at Philadelphia



(Friday, March 26th)

Final Score: Philadelphia 105, Atlanta 98

Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Andre Iguodala finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a surprising 105-98 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

Jrue Holiday added 13 points, 12 assists and seven steals for the Sixers, who have won two in a row. Philadelphia had not won consecutive games since a five-game run from January 31-February 9.

"We've really come together over this year because of how down a year it is and things people say," Holiday said. "And we've really come together and go out there and have fun."

Jason Kapono, Elton Brand and Samuel Dalembert each scored 14 points in the win.

Josh Smith and Joe Johnson each had 20 points to pace the Hawks, who have lost three consecutive road contests. Atlanta has already clinched a playoff spot, but lost ground in the Southeast Division race.

The Hawks entered the contest 3 1/2 games behind first-place Orlando, but fell another game back after the Magic beat Minnesota on Friday.

The Sixers pulled out the victory after gaining a two-possession advantage late in the fourth quarter. With the contest tied with four minutes left, Iguodala got to the line and made two attempts before Holiday got a steal.

Kapono tried a three from the right wing, which missed, but Iguodala flew in for the put-back and a 96-92 edge with 3:21 on the clock.

Johnson drained a three at the other end, but the Hawks struggled to make more shots down the stretch as the Sixers drew out their lead. A Jamal Crawford miss led to an alley-oop dunk by Dalembert that put Philadelphia up 99-95 with 1:43 to play.

Neither team scored over the next minute-plus, and Holiday and Dalembert each sank a pair of foul shots in the remaining time to help seal the win.

"We changed the tempo in the second half," said Sixers head coach Eddie Jordan. "We were playing their tempo, even though it was a one-point game or two-point game. We said at halftime we have to make this thing a little more exciting, a little bit more upbeat."

The game was close throughout, as the largest lead either team held was eight points. Atlanta held a 27-26 edge after one quarter and was up 51-49 at the break.

Kapono poured in 11 points during the third quarter, during which the Sixers used a late seven-point run to take a 76-69 advantage. They were ahead 80-75 moving to the fourth and continued to play in front until a Johnson layup followed by back-to-back threes from Mike Bibby and Johnson gave the Hawks an 88-87 edge with 6:20 to go.

Game Notes

Despite the loss, the Hawks still won the season series, 2-1...The Sixers' Lou Williams (lower back pain) did not dress...The Sixers shot 50 percent and turned 19 Atlanta turnovers into 30 points...Holiday recorded career-highs in assists and steals.

03/27 00:18:59 ET


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