The Hornets snap their five-game home losing streak with a win against the 76ers
The Hornets (finally) get back in the win column as they beat an injured 76ers team 107-101.
The Hornets’ last home win was against the Warriors on October 29. The Hornets also ended an eight-game home losing streak against the 76ers. Previously, the last time the Hornets beat the 76ers at home was on November 2, 2016. This win marks just the Hornets’ second home win of the season and their 5th of the season.
The Hornets started the game slowly after the two full days of rest. The Sixers had more energy to start the game as they opened with a 14-5 run in the first 5 minutes of the game. Montrezl Harrell picked up two quick fouls in the first quarter. Dennis Smith Jr and Jalen McDaniels were the first substitutions of the game for the Hornets. De’Anthony Melton (13 points) and Tobias Harris (6) combined for 19 of the 76ers’ 33 first-quarter points. Clifford used his challenge midway through the first on a Jalen McDaniels foul that also resulted in a goal. Clifford failed the challenge (foul), but the referees reversed the goalkeeper. De’Anthony Melton and Pj Washington made the first threes of the game after 2 minutes of the game. Furkan Korkmaz knocked down a three-pointer to give the 76ers a 33-21 lead after the first quarter. The 76ers shot 60% in the quarter and the Hornets shot just 39%.
In the second quarter, it started with the 76ers hacking early. The Hornets were in the bonus for the last 10:22 of the half. Terry Rozier scored his first points of the game with 9:34 left in the second quarter. The Hornets started the second quarter on a 15-8 run. Kai Jones got some early playing time when he checked in with 8:05 left in the half. Unfortunately, the Hornets had more unfortunate injury, as Dennis Smith Jr. went down with a sprained left ankle and did not return. Shake Milton received a technical foul in the quarter for throwing the ball back at Jalen McDaniels. Montrezl Harrell returned to Charlotte and made an impact. He scored 8 straight points in the second and finished with 16 points and 7 rebounds. The Hornets ended the half with a 9-2 run behind 3 straight Hornets 3-pointers. The Hornets outscored the 76ers 32-21 in the quarter and trailed 54-53 at halftime. PJ Washington had 12 points in the first half and Nick Richards made a big impact on the Hornets run with 10 points and 4 rebounds. Jalen McDaniels also delivered 9 points off the bench for the Hornets in the first half.
In the second half, the Hornets got their first lead of the game on the first run of the half. Then it sparked a run for the 76ers, who had a 65-57 lead. The Hornets responded with a 22-10 run to end the third quarter to give the Hornets a 79-75 lead heading into the fourth. Kelly Oubre was able to get going in the third as he was very quiet in the first half with just two points. The Hornets outscored the 76ers 26-21 in the third.
In the fourth quarter, things didn’t look so good for the Hornets. Their offense ran very dry and the 76ers took the lead back from the Hornets. The Hornets did not score a basket in the fourth quarter until the 8:11 mark of the quarter. Nick Richards had his third straight double-double in this one as he had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Gordon Hayward looks like he’s still battling his shoulder injury as he finished with just 7 points on 3-10 shooting. Hayward sat the last 9 minutes of the game. Theo Maledon played a big role in the fourth as he swung the momentum against the Hornets. He came up with some big plays to give the Hornets a 5 point lead halfway through the 4th quarter. That led to the Hornets going on a 14-3 run to take a 9-point lead with 4:46 left in the game.
However, the 76ers would come back to make it a 2-point game with 1:55 left. Pj Tucker scored his first points in 5 games with a three pointer to bring the 76ers back. Then Terry Rozier shut down the 76ers when he scored 9 huge points in the fourth quarter to defeat Philadelphia. Terry Rozier looked more like himself as he scored 22 points on the night on 50% shooting. This was a much needed win for the Hornets.
The Hornets next game will be Friday against the Minnesota Timberwolves at 5:00 PM EST in Uptown. The match will be broadcast on Bally Sports.
1st quarter: 33-21 76ers
2nd quarter: 32-21 Hornets
3rd quarter: 26-21 Hornets
4th quarter: 28-26 Hornets
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Terry Rozier 22 PTS 6 AST 9-18 FG
Pj Washington 19 PTS 6 REB 3 AST 8-14 FG
Nick Richards 13 PTS 13 REB 1 STL 1 BLK
Mason Plumlee 11 PTS 13 REB 6 AST
Rist Milton 22 PTS 9 AST 7 REB
De’Anthony Melton 20 PTS 4 STL 6 REB
Tobias Harris 19 PTS 6 REB
Montrezl Harrell 16 PTS 7 REB 8-8 FT
Hornets: 44-92 FG 6-23 3PT 13-21 FT 44 REB 25 AST 16 TOV 72 PIP
76ers: 38-86 FG 9-38 3PT 16-18 FT 45 REB 20 AST 19 TOV 54 PIP
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