76ers rule the paint in 109-94 win over Hawks

January 11, 2009 1:43:39 PM PST
Andre Iguodala scored 27 points as Philadelphia took advantage of the absence of Al Horford to dominate near the basket and the 76ers beat the Atlanta Hawks 109-94 on Sunday for their first four-game winning streak of the season.The 76ers scored 56 points in the paint and had a combined 49 points by their starting forwards. Thaddeus Young added 22 points and nine rebounds as the Hawks struggled without Horford, the starting center who was held out with a knee injury.

Rookie backup forward Marreese Speights had 12 points, and his eight rebounds helped the 76ers take a 39-24 advantage in rebounds.

Andre Miller added 19 points for Philadelphia.