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Sixers Sweep Hornets in Charlotte | At The Buzzer

76ers Get 32 Points from Joel Embiid and 23 from Seth Curry to Win Second Straight Game in Charlotte, Third Straight Overall
by Matt Murphy

Snapshot:

The 76ers (14-11) defeated the Charlotte Hornets (14-13), 110-106, on the road on Wednesday night in the second game of the Monday-Wednesday set.

It was the Sixers’ 16th straight win over the Hornets, dating back to the 2016-17 season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the streak matches their second-longest winning streak over a single opponent in franchise history.

The visiting Sixers converted 38-percent (13-34) of their 3-point field goal attempts compared to Charlotte’s 35-percent clip (10-29) from deep. Philadelphia shot 36-for-75 (.480) overall and 25-for-30 (.833) from the free-throw line. The Hornets finished 39-for-80 (.488) from the field and 18-for-21 (.857) from the line.

There were 16 lead changes and 12 ties. Charlotte’s Gordon Hayward posted a season-high 31 points (10-18 fg, 2-5 3fg, 9-10 ft) with five rebounds and a team-high seven assists in defeat.

Key Contributors:

Joel Embiid

  • Embiid led all scorers with 32 points (8-17 fg, 1-2 3fg, 15-19 ft) in 33 minutes. He added eight rebounds, four assists and one steal in the win.

Seth Curry

  • Curry’s night included scoring 10 of his 23 points (8-14 fg, 4-8 3fg, 3-4 ft) in the third quarter. The Charlotte native also had four rebounds and a season-high eight assists – the most for any player in the game – in 35 minutes.

Tobias Harris

  • With eight of his 18 points (7-13 fg, 2-5 3fg, 2-2 ft) coming in the fourth quarter, Harris helped the Sixers to victory as the third starter in double figures.

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Up Next:

The Sixers return home for a quick turnaround against the Utah Jazz on Thursday at 7 p.m. Then, the Golden State Warriors visit Philadelphia for an 8:30 p.m. showdown on Saturday night.

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