76ers take on the Hornets on 3-game skid

April 1, 2022 GMT

Charlotte Hornets (40-37, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. Philadelphia 76ers (46-30, fourth in the Eastern Conference)

Philadelphia; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia comes into the matchup against Charlotte as losers of three games in a row.

The 76ers have gone 27-19 against Eastern Conference teams. Philadelphia ranks sixth in the NBA allowing just 106.7 points per game while holding opponents to 45.7% shooting.

The Hornets have gone 24-23 against Eastern Conference opponents. Charlotte is 21-21 in games decided by 10 points or more.

The two teams square off for the fourth time this season. The Hornets defeated the 76ers 109-98 in their last matchup on Jan. 13. Gordon Hayward led the Hornets with 30 points, and Joel Embiid led the 76ers with 31 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Tyrese Maxey is averaging 17.2 points and 4.3 assists for the 76ers. Embiid is averaging 30 points, 11.5 rebounds and 4.2 assists over the past 10 games for Philadelphia.

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Terry Rozier is shooting 37.9% from beyond the arc with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game for the Hornets, while averaging 19.4 points and 4.4 assists. Miles Bridges is shooting 55.8% and averaging 23.3 points over the past 10 games for Charlotte.

LAST 10 GAMES: 76ers: 5-5, averaging 110.2 points, 42.9 rebounds, 24.0 assists, 7.6 steals and 5.0 blocks per game while shooting 46.9% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 108.0 points per game.

Hornets: 8-2, averaging 119.3 points, 42.2 rebounds, 32.1 assists, 8.0 steals and 4.9 blocks per game while shooting 50.1% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 111.2 points.

INJURIES: 76ers: None listed.

Hornets: Gordon Hayward: out (ankle).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.