The Atlanta Hawks faced the Philadelphia 76ers in their second In-Season Tournament game, showcasing their new tournament court and city edition uniforms. Despite having Trae Young back from the birth of his child and following their trend of having six or more players score in double digits, the loss of starting small forward De'Andre Hunter in the third quarter proved too challenging for the Hawks to overcome.
The game was closely contested, with the Hawks trailing by just one point at halftime (57-56). However, Hunter's ejection in the third quarter after a questionable foul altered the dynamics of the game. Hunter's absence potentially impacted the team's performance, and despite their efforts, the Hawks ultimately fell 126-116.
With a 1-1 record in East Group A tournament play, the Hawks will aim to improve as they face the undefeated Indiana Pacers on November 21st.