Adam Morrison is showing signs of living up to expectations. The Charlotte Bobcats, meanwhile, are trying to change what their opponents expect of them.

With Morrison playing well, the Bobcats look to win a franchise record-tying fourth consecutive game when they host the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night in a matchup between two of the NBA's worst teams.

Charlotte (21-33), in a last-place tie with Atlanta in the Southeast Division, ended last season on a franchise-best four-game win streak. This season's club beat Chicago on Feb. 14 in its last game before the All-Star break and has returned to action with consecutive victories over New Orleans and Minnesota.

The Bobcats are averaging 101.3 points per game while holding opponents to 93.3 during the win streak. Some of their success is due to Morrison's play the past two games.

Morrison scored 26 points to help the Bobcats rally from a 17-point deficit and beat the Timberwolves 100-95 on the road Wednesday night. Morrison - the third pick in last year's draft - struggled before the break, but scored 18 points in Charlotte's 104-100 home victory over the Hornets on Tuesday night.

He is 8-for-12 from 3-point range in his last two games.

"I haven't played to the best of my ability, but I still have decent numbers," said Morrison, who is second among NBA rookies with 13.0 points per game. "I would definitely like to improve that. My teammates are doing a great job of sticking with me."

Morrison was held to 10 points in a 92-83 loss in Philadelphia (18-36) on Feb. 7. His current run comes after he averaged 5.6 points in three games after that defeat.

Philadelphia snapped a three-game losing streak with a 104-84 win over New York on Wednesday night, finishing 3-4 in a stretch of seven straight home games spanning the All-Star break. The 76ers will now try to win consecutive road games for just the second time this season.

Kyle Korver continues to nurse injuries to his feet, but came off the bench to match a career high with 31 points against the Knicks. He shot 6-for-7 from 3-point range and 11-of-14 overall from the field.

"We all know that Kyle has the ability to make shots like that and when he does that, it opens up the game," Philadelphia coach Maurice Cheeks said.

Korver said rest over the break helped his feet, though they started feeling sore again in the second half against the Knicks.

"It's something I can deal with the rest of the season," said Korver, who is averaging 14.4 points and shooting 43.7 percent from beyond the arc.

Sixers leading scorer Andre Iguodala was held to 10 points on 1-of-9 shooting Wednesday. He has scored under 20 points in two straight games after topping that mark in each of his previous six contests.

Philadelphia lost 89-83 in Charlotte on Jan. 13, and is 1-3 all-time on the road against the Bobcats.


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