ATLANTA — Forward Paul Millsap had 28 points and 17 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 103-95 on Monday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
Guard Lou Williams came off the bench to score eight of his 22 points in the final three minutes as the Hawks broke away from a late tie at 92 to hold onto the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference despite 20 losses in their past 27 games.
Forward Thaddeus Young had 23 points for the 76ers, who had snapped a record-tying 26-game losing streak on Saturday, and guard James Anderson scored 19.
Rookie guard Michael Carter-Williams finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for Philadelphia, which committed 20 turnovers.
The 76ers made 11 3-point shots, but were 12 of 20 from the foul line compared to 24 of 30 for the Hawks.
Millsap made nine of 13 free throws and was nine of 15 from the floor in his 14th game with at least 20 points and 10 rebounds.
Guard Jeff Teague had 12 points for the Hawks and matched Williams with five assists.
The Hawks, down by 14 points in the second quarter, finally started heating up and closed the third quarter on a 19-5 run to go ahead 75-73. Millsap had nine points in the quarter and Atlanta made 11 of 17 shots, including their first three 3-point attempts.
Young hit his first three 3-point attempts to help the 76ers take a 31-18 first-quarter lead and the lead was 53-43 at intermission.
The Hawks missed their first 10 attempts from behind the 3-point arc and were two for 15 in the first half while shooting 31.9 percent overall.
Millsap had 15 points at halftime for the Hawks, while Young led the 76ers, who shot 51.2 percent, with 14 points.
NOTES: G Kyle Korver returned to the Hawks’ starting lineup after missing six games with back spasms. … The Hawks also had F DeMarre Carroll back after he missed Saturday’s loss in Washington because of a stomach virus. … Philadelphia F Arnett Moultrie, assigned to the NBA Development League on March 15, was suspended five games without pay by the NBA on Monday for violating the anti-drug program. The 6-foot-10 second-year player from Mississippi State has appeared in 12 games with the 76ers this season. … Backup C Byron Mullens missed a second straight game for the 76ers because of a sprained left ankle. … It was the first of three straight home games for the Hawks, who host Chicago on Wednesday and Cleveland on Friday. … The 76ers return home to play Charlotte on Wednesday.
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