The Hawks took out a great deal of frustration against the 76ers.

First, they ended a three-game losing streak. Second, and perhaps more important, they halted a six-game slide against the Sixers. The Hawks led by as many as 21 points en route to a 107-96 victory over the Sixers Wednesday night at Philips Arena.

“I wanted to use that as motivation,” coach Larry Drew said of the recent failures against the Sixers. “That is why part of our pre-game talk was the fact that this team, for the last six games, has owned us. We need to step up to the challenge. We need to respond. After getting off to a slow start, we responded very well.”

The Hawks (34-26) avoided matching a season-high four-game slide. They avenged a 19-point loss to the Sixers in Philadelphia on Dec. 21.

Jeff Teague led the Hawks with 27 points, including11 each in the first and third quarters, and 11 assists. It was one off Teague’s season- and career-high.

“We are just playing well as a team,” Teague said. “I just took the shots when they were there. We executed perfectly tonight.”