Tony Wroten drives on Jeff Teague in the Sixers' 113-103 loss to the Hawks. (USA Today Images)
ATLANTA -- The Sixers left the confines of the Wells Fargo Center for just the third time this season when they traveled to Atlanta to face the Hawks on Friday night in the first of a three-game road trip.
The Sixers fell behind with another slow start and allowed Jeff Teague to score a career-high 33 points in a 113-103 loss to the Hawks.
The defeat put the Sixers record at an even 5-5, while the Hawks moved to 5-4 on the season.
At the 8:40 mark of the fourth quarter, James Anderson was stripped while driving to the basket. Atlanta went the other way and Teague put in a two-handed slam to give the Hawks a seven-point lead.
That basket sparked a brief 6-0 run the Hawks used to put the game away.
Two days after scoring a career high 36 points, Anderson was limited to just one made field goal.
Follow the leader
Teague led all scorers with 33 points, shooting 10 of 16 from the field. The point guard also dished out 10 assists. Al Horford added 20 points and eight rebounds for Atlanta, while DeMarre Carroll contributed 21 points.
Evan Turner led the Sixers with 27 points and Thaddeus Young had 17. Spencer Hawes notched another double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds.
Tony Wroten followed up his first career triple-double with 22 points and six assists.
Michael Carter-Williams a second consecutive game with a bruised arch in his left foot.
“He is day-to-day,” Sixers head coach Brett Brown said prior to the game. “I am not really expecting to see him on this trip. That may happen. I could be wrong, but in my own preparation I am not expecting to see him on this road trip. If we do, we do. Otherwise, we will move along without him and use Darius (Morris) and Tony (Wroten) at that backup point guard position.”
Former Sixer Lou Williams was in uniform for the first time since he tore his right ACL 10 months ago. He scored seven points with three rebounds and two assists in 16 minutes of action.
The disparity at the foul line in this game was huge until the final frame. The Sixers finished the game 18 of 23 from the charity stripe, while the Hawks were 25 of 31. However, the Sixers had attempted just nine shots from the line prior to the fourth quarter.
Take a bow
Former Sixer Kyle Korver made a three-pointer with 3:36 to play in the first quarter to extend his streak of consecutive games with a made three to 82. That is the second-longest such streak in NBA history.
Former Sixer Dana Barros holds the record with 89 straight games with a three-pointer.
Korver finished with 13 points and hit 3 of 5 shots from behind the arc.
The Sixers will play at New Orleans on Saturday. It will be their first time facing former Sixers All-Star Jrue Holiday, who was traded on draft night to the Pelicans for Nerlens Noel and a future first-round draft pick.
The Pelicans are currently 3-6 on the season.