|Atlanta Hawks small forward Marvin Williams (24) pulls down a rebound in front of Philadelphia 76ers center Spencer Hawes (0) and teammate Zaza Pachulia (27) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)|
Vucevic leads 76ers past Hawks, 98-87
ATLANTA—Rookie Nikola Vucevic set a career high with 15 points to lead six Philadelphia scorers in double figures and the Sixers dodged back-to-back losses once again by beating the Atlanta Hawks 98-87 on Saturday night.
Jeff Teague had 21 points to lead Atlanta.
The Sixers led by 20 in the third period and kept the lead in double figures until the Hawks staged a final comeback attempt. Joe Johnson's basket with 1:45 remaining cut Philadelphia's lead to 94-85. Lou Williams, who had 14 points, answered with back-to-back baskets for the Sixers.
Thaddeus Young had 14 points and Andre Iguodala had nine points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as the Sixers bounced back from Friday night's 99-79 home loss to Miami.