In a thrilling overtime clash, the Atlanta Hawks (15-21) secured a hard-fought victory over the Philadelphia 76ers (23-13), with Jalen Johnson’s clutch plays making the difference in a 139-132 win on Wednesday night.

Trae Young led the scoring for Atlanta with 28 points. Johnson played a pivotal role in the Hawks’ success, scoring 25 points, grabbing 16 rebounds, and providing seven assists in an exceptional performance during the five-game homestand opener.

Tyrese Maxey, leading the charge for the 76ers, displayed an outstanding effort with 35 points, nine assists, eight rebounds, and four steals. However, his fouling out in overtime proved costly for Philadelphia.

Tobias Harris contributed significantly with 32 points, but the absence of Joel Embiid, who missed his second consecutive game due to swelling in his left knee, left the 76ers vulnerable.

The absence of key players, including Embiid and Clint Capela, forced both teams to adjust their lineups, with fill-in starters making significant contributions.