ATLANTA Here are four things we gleaned from the Hawks' 101-90 loss to the 76ers on Friday night:
1. This was probably the Hawks' worst home setback of the season
To Atlanta's credit, the club doesn't have many "bad" losses on its home resume. One against Cleveland in November (sans Kyrie Irving). One against New Orleans in February (blame Mardi Gras fever), and one against Portland a few weeks ago.
That's pretty much it.
Through that rationale, Friday's loss to the Sixers (31-44) represents the low point at Philips Arena. Here are some of the, uh, highlights:
Losing to a Philly team that was 8-27 on the road before tipoff
Surrendering 40 points in the first quarter
Allowing three different Philly players to collect double-digit rebounds
The Hawks' reserve guards accounted for only 11 points
Late in the third quarter, the Hawks were shooting nearly 48 percent from the field ... but trailing by 20
2. The Hawks cannot cite injuries and depth problems as reasons for the loss