NBA: Embiid, Harris stop Sixers slump as Hornets routed


Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers dribbles past P.J. Washington of the Charlotte Hornets all through the next quarter at Wells Fargo Middle on April 02, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Getty Pictures through AFP)

NEW YORK  – Joel Embiid scored 29 factors as the Philadelphia 76ers halted their a few-match getting rid of streak with an emphatic 144-114 rout of the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday.

The Sixers experienced slumped to defeats versus the Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks and lowly Detroit Pistons heading into Saturday’s early household game at the Wells Fargo Heart.

But Embiid and a balanced Sixers offense were in no temper to concede a fourth straight reduction against a Charlotte team in 10th location in the Japanese Convention.

The Sixers held a slim 58-53 lead at 50 percent-time but pulled away with a 45-position third-quarter functionality just before pouring in 41 details in the fourth quarter to seal a crushing gain.

Terry Rozier #3 of the Charlotte Hornets shoots a lay up past Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center on April 02, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images/AFP (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

Terry Rozier  of the Charlotte Hornets shoots a lay up previous Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers for the duration of the 3rd quarter at Wells Fargo Center on April 02, 2022 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Getty Pictures by means of AFP)

Embiid completed with 29 details, 14 rebounds and 6 helps when Tobias Harris had 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 helps.

Tyrese Maxey additional 19 factors when James Harden concluded with 12 points and 13 assists.

The Sixers enhanced to 47-30 with the victory to continue to be in fourth put in the Eastern Convention, within just touching distance of a playoff location.

Miles Bridges led the Charlotte scoring with 20 details, with P.J. Washington introducing 14 and level guard LaMelo Ball 13.

“That was a good sport for us, coming back again off a disappointing decline in Detroit,” the Sixers’ Harris stated afterwards.

“Just becoming capable to force the pace now and get going was huge for us.”

Harris stated the Sixers had been determined to get started strongly soon after 50 percent-time subsequent new very poor performances in the 3rd quarter.

“We haven’t experienced the greatest of commences in the third quarter in the past number of game titles, so that was an emphasis for us – we had a good deal of electricity in that third quarter,” he stated.

The Sixers can clinch a playoff put on Sunday with a win above the Cleveland Cavaliers, who defeated the already-eliminated New York Knicks 119-101 in Saturday’s other early game.

The Cavaliers are in seventh location in the Jap Convention on 43-35, just outside the house the leading 6 computerized playoff places.


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