The Philadelphia 76ers could not continue the momentum from their win against the Detroit Pistons to snap their NBA record 26 game losing streak. The team was defeated by the Atlanta Hawks 103-95 Monday.
The Sixers got out to an early lead and took a 13 point advantage into the second quarter, but could not hold on. The Hawks outscored Philadelphia in every other quarter to deny the them a chance at two wins in a row.
Former 76ers guard Lou Williams chipped in 22 points off the bench for Atlanta. Forward Paul Millsap had a monster performance with a game-high 28 points and 17 rebounds. The Hawks were able to come away with the win despite shooting only 43 percent from the floor and 7-31 from three point range.
For the Sixers, Forward Thaddeus Young scored a team-high 23 points in the loss. Rookie Michael Carter-Williams neared a triple double with 16 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists. Shooting guard James Anderson scored 19 points and Elliot Williams pitched in 10 points to round out the 76ers in double figures. Philly was not able to continue their hot shooting that led to the win over the Pistons. The 76ers shot 47 percent from the floor and knocked down 11-30 three pointers. They were hurt by 20 turnovers.
The Sixers will face the Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday, looking to get back on the winning side.
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