"Being able to make fourth-quarter shots and contested shots
with guys in your face, Glenn's very good at that," Hawks coach
Terry Stotts said.
Allen Iverson had 37 points and Eric Snow added 11 points, 15
assists and eight rebounds for the Sixers, who have lost four
straight at home, and 10 of 14 since starting 10-0 at the First
"If you're good, you win games you're supposed to win," Sixers
coach Larry Brown said. "We're not doing that now."
Atlanta, which had lost seven of nine, won for just the fourth
time on the road in 22 games.
The Hawks led by 24 in the second quarter, 22 at halftime and
didn't let Philadelphia get within single digits until Iverson hit
a 3-pointer with 1:50 left that made it 92-83.
Robinson scored seven of Atlanta's first 11 points on a driving
layup, a 15-footer and a 3-pointer. The Sixers couldn't stop him
the rest of the night. Robinson finished 14-of-21.
After Philadelphia scored eight straight to get within 12 late
in the third, Robinson hit a turnaround jumper to stop the Sixers'
momentum. He made a short jumper after a pair of free throws by
Iverson to give Atlanta a 76-62 lead after three quarters.
"That's my job (to score) when they have the hot hand,"
The Sixers cut it to 88-78 with 4:06 left, but Robinson scored
on a fast-break layup and Abdur-Rahim added two free throws. After
Iverson's 3-pointer got Philadelphia within nine, the Hawks scored
the last five points.
Atlanta was without point guard Jason Terry, who had a bruised
hip. Terry, averaging 17.6 points per game, aggravated the injury
in a collision with Knicks center Michael Doleac early in the
fourth quarter of Tuesday night's loss at New York.
Rookie Mike Wilks, playing on the last day of his second 10-day
contract, had a career-high 10 assists in Terry's absence.
"I just tried to go out there and be aggressive be a floor
general, put the ball where guys wanted it," Wilks said.
The Sixers, already without forward Monty Williams, didn't have
guard Greg Buckner (groin and hip injuries) and forward Kenny
Thomas (thigh bruise). Center Todd MacCulloch, bothered by foot
problems, was available, but didn't play for the second straight
game after sitting out Tuesday's 108-81 win at Milwaukee.
"Inconsistency is the big problem," Snow said. "We talked
about what we did last night in Milwaukee and we didn't do it
tonight. I think we play hard, but do we go the extra mile, do we
dive for loose balls?"
The Hawks went on a 10-0 run, taking a 57-33 lead on consecutive
3-pointers by Robinson and Abdur-Rahim late in the second quarter.
A driving layup by Iverson made it 57-35 at halftime.
Former Sixers center Theo Ratliff received a nice ovation
from the crowd in his first game back at the First Union Center.
Ratliff helped Philadelphia to a 41-14 start in 2000-01 before he
was traded to Atlanta in a deal that brought Dikembe Mutombo to the
Sixers. He missed most of last season with injuries. Ratliff got
his first basket in the third quarter, and finished with six
points. ... The Hawks had lost six in a row in Philadelphia. ...
Atlanta had lost 10 straight games on Wednesdays. ...
Philadelphia's Brian Skinner started at center a night after
getting a season-high 20 points and 14 rebounds in a win at
Milwaukee. He had six points and two rebounds. ... Snow, who
entered shooting 87.1 percent from the foul line, missed three of
his first four attempts.