The Sixers have been a competitive group night in and night out all season, and were rewarded for their valiant effort in Atlanta. When all was said and done, they walked out with a 98-96 victory over their playoff rival. Multiple factors can be attributed to this win, but one stands out above the rest: The play of franchise cornerstone Joel Embiid.
The Philadelphia 76ers wrapped up their week with a victory on the road against the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Now, they'll get the weekend off before heading into a two-game series in Charlotte against the Hornets. Just as the Sixers' consecutive battles against the Hornets are approaching, Charlotte is dealing with a team-wide COVID-19 outbreak.
The Philadelphia 76ers were mocked on Twitter on Friday after the team defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 98-96. The 76ers tweeted a photo of a giant peach tower with the words "just peachy" after the win in an effort to taunt the Hawks, who play in the Peach State. Other Twitter users pointed out one problem with the photo.