Dwight Howard 20-20 game propels Hawks past Sixers
Atlanta's Dwight Howard scores over Philadelphia's Dario Saric. AP

THE Atlanta Hawks made it back-to-back wins after a seven-game skid, downing the 76ers, 99-92, on Wednesday in Philadelphia (Thursday, Manila time).

Dwight Howard showed the way as the Hawks, coming off a win over the Phoenix Suns, notched their 38th win in 74 games.

Howard had a huge double-double of 22 points and 20 rebounds.

Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 19 on 7 of 14 shooting, while Kent Bazemore came off the bench to also score 19, making 6 of 10 field goal attempts.

Dennis Schroder and Ersan Ilyasova each had 14 points for Atlanta.

The Sixers, coming off a win over the Brooklyn Nets, suffered their second loss in the last three games.

Richaun Holmes had 25 points, while Dario Saric scored 15 for Philadelphia.

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