The Charlotte Hornets won their visit to the Philadelphia 76ers pavilion by 109 to 98, breaking a streak of 16 straight losses against them.
Gordon Hayward started the game like a shot, scoring his first 9 shots to get a total of 30 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists with a remarkable 13/16 shooting from the field.
“We talked about it before the game. We talked about ending this losing streak. And it was a great game. But it’s just a simple win,” Gordon Hayward admitted to ESPN.
those of North Carolina, who hadn’t won a win against the Sixers since November 2, 2016, ended the rival’s good run (7 wins in a row) despite Joel Embiid’s great performance.
The Philly star was unrivaled in the paint with 31 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 block, although he committed up to seven turnovers.
“It’s all skill and power,” said James Borrego. “He knows how to play this. The way he can impose his size and power on the game, and still use finesse and skill at the same time.”
It is the fifth consecutive game with at least 30 points for Joel Embiid, placing himself at the height of other franchise legends such as Wilt Chamberlein and more recently Allen Iverson, who achieved it in up to eight consecutive days.
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