Trae Young dropped game-high 37 points, leading the Atlanta Hawks (23-29) to a gripping 127-121 victory over the short-handed Philadelphia 76ers (30-21) on Friday night.

Joining Young in the offensive onslaught, Onyeka Okongwu contributed 21 points, while Saddiq Bey notched a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds, revitalizing Atlanta after a two-game losing streak.

Despite a valiant effort from Philadelphia, spearheaded by Kelly Oubre Jr.’s 28 points and Tobias Harris’ 21-point outing, the Sixers faltered in the face of Atlanta’s relentless attack.

With key players sidelined due to injuries and illness, including reigning NBA MVP Joel Embiid, the Sixers struggled defensively, allowing the Hawks to amass a commanding 17-point halftime lead.

Philadelphia’s newly acquired assets, Buddy Hield and Cam Payne, showcased their scoring prowess with 20-point performances in their Sixers debut.