Wed. Nov 13th, 2019

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Sixers get back on track with 114-106 win over Hornets

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Home proved to be sweet for the Philadelphia 76ers, who put an end to their three-game losing streak by defeating the Charlotte Hornets 114-106 at Wells Fargo Center Sunday night.

The Sixers got off to a great start, scoring 33 first-quarter points and building a nine-point lead. However, the team put forth a concerning effort in the second quarter and watched their lead turn into a five-point deficit. Fortunately, they restored order after the break, winning the third by 12 to take a seven-point advantage into the final frame. The lead got as large as 19 before the Hornets made a late push after Brett Brown emptied the bench.

The team’s size was again on display, as the team dominated the glass (49-31) and points in the paint (58-42). Turnovers continued to be a problem as the Sixers committed 21 on Sunday night, and their perimeter defense left something to be desired as Charlotte connected on 42.4% from beyond the arc. Still, the Sixers shot 54.8% from the field and got a much-needed win as they try to put the disappointing west coast road trip behind them.

Philadelphia had great offensive balance and got a nice boost from the bench to help it to the win.

Joel Embiid led the way for the Sixers with 18 points and nine rebounds. He added three assists, two steals, and two blocks while reducing his turnovers to two.

Al Horford chipped in 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Tobias Harris added 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists. That duo tied for the team lead in +/- with a +25.

Josh Richardson had a productive night with 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists. He hit 3-6 from beyond the arc and seemed to be involved in a lot of the positive plays the team made at both ends of the floor.

Raul Neto got a start in the absence of Ben Simmons and had nine points, four assists, a rebound and a steal.

Furkan Korkmaz and Trey Burke led the bench scoring with 17 and 12 points respectively. Burke also contributed five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Mike Scott and James Ennis III each had nine points off the bench.

It was a perfect performance by any means, but it was just what the doctor ordered after what happened out west over the past week. The Sixers will look to build off the win on Tuesday when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Sixers got back in the win column with a win over the Hornets.
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