PHILADELPHIA, April 10 (UPI) -- A big game from Josh Smith Wednesday pushed Atlanta to a 124-101 blasting of Philadelphia that snapped the Hawks' three-game skid.
Atlanta's three consecutive losses all but wiped out the Hawks' hopes of earning home-court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.
The 76ers lost their third in a row.
Smith had 28 points and 12 rebounds, sparking Atlanta to a 34-point third quarter that broke open the contest.
Thaddeus Young led Philadelphia with 28 points.