Atlanta Hawks' Kent Bazemore, right, dribbles past Philadelphia 76ers' Gerald Henderson in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Atlanta, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
By GEORGE HENRY Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 20 points, Kent Bazemore added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks won their fourth straight game with a 117-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Dwight Howard, the NBA's active leader in double-doubles, had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Hawks.
Jahlil Okafor finished with 18 points for the Sixers, who dropped to 1-8 a night after earning their first win.
Despite playing with a depleted roster, Philadelphia kept it close until late, pulling within two with 3:50 left in the third. But Howard's follow dunk gave the Hawks an 84-74 lead and Kyle Korver's 3-pointer on the ensuing possession matched the 10-point advantage in the closing minutes of the period.
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