Hornets Battle 76ers Again to Open Homestand

The Sixers’ long road to land Jimmy Butler and the tests — for the team and its culture — that lie ahead

The Sixers’ long road to land Jimmy Butler and the tests — for the team and its culture — that lie ahead

We got incredible energy from the bench.

"You've got to give credit to the offensive players for making the shots but also I think the emphasis on double-teaming and just getting the ball out of someone's hands", Irving said. In 38 minutes, he put up 28 points and dished out 7 assists in the win.

Butler and the Timberwolves were in a rough standoff to start the season, ever since he made it clear he wanted to be traded just before training camp started.

Walker finished 21 of 34 from the field and had six 3-pointers.

Faced with a tie game at the end of overtime between the Sixers and the Charlotte Hornets and Kemba Walker on the best night of his career, Butler didn't blink.

"Tonight's a great example - we fought so hard throughout this game and we deserved to win". "That's what it comes down to; nobody should be scoring that many points".

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Phoenix scored a surprising 116-96 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday to snap a four-game losing streak, only to lose to Oklahoma City on Saturday as the Thunder out-rebounded the Suns 62-42.

"After the first quarter we were pretty bad defensively", James said, adding that the young Lakers team had plenty of work to do before they could begin to think of the post-season. Butler signed the game ball after the win on Friday and happily tossed it into the stands.

Anthony Davis had his second consecutive 40-point game as the host New Orleans Pelicans held on for a 125-115 win over the Denver Nuggets. The second-year guard had an impressive all-around game, racking up a season-high 23 points, matching Embiid with a game-high 11 rebounds, and dishing out nine assists.

The victory sees the 76ers leap the highly touted Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference.

Boston has averaged 105.4 points per game which ranks 26th in the National Basketball Association this season, with a field goal percentage (.432) that's second to last in the league.

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