NBA: Philadelphia 76ers beat Charlotte Hornets for seventh straight win | NBA news

NEW DELHI: Philadelphia 76ers beat Charlotte’s Horn 121-82 to extend their winning streak to seven games on Friday.
Joel Embiidone of the leading candidates for NBAHis Player of the Year award, maintained his dominant scoring streak with another 38 points in a one-way win.
The Sixers star is averaging 35 points a game in March and has not scored less than 31 points in eight games this month.

Embiid’s latest record is 16/21, with 13 rebounds and 5 assists.
“House or road, it doesn’t matter,” Embiid said later. “We know what needs to be done to attack and defend, everyone is doing their job… tonight we did it as a team.”
James Harden had a rare night of play with just 11 points after shooting 4/15 from the field, but the Sixers still had too much firepower and defensive savvy for Charlotte who were second from the bottom of the table. Eastern Conference.

Tobias Harris scored 18 more points while Tyrese Maxey scored 13 points.
Despite the one-sided nature of the win, Sixers coach Doc Rivers was pleased his team came out in clean health.
“It was good to finish the game and be healthy,” said Rivers, who was also pleased with the Sixers’ ruthless performance.
“It just shows that we are focused, and we are showing up and playing,” he said.

“There’s no guarantee how you’ll play every night, but there’s a guarantee how you’ll show up — and we’ll show up every night.”
Philadelphia improves to 47-22 with the win and is third in the East, behind leading teams Milwaukee (50-20) and Boston (49-22).
Boston’s revival continued with a 126-112 road win over the Portland Trail Blazers.
Jayson Tatum lead the Celtics with 34 points, while Brown Jaylen add 27.

Damian Lillard scored 41 points in Portland’s loss.
In other games on Friday, Maxi Kleber nailed a 27-foot whistle as the Dallas Mavericks put a dent in the Los Angeles Lakers’ post-season attack to a sensational 111-110 road win. .
Kyrie Irving scored 38 points — and provided a late assist for Kleber — to set up a thrilling victory for Dallas.
Irving’s total includes 13 in the fourth quarter as Dallas overcame a late 5-point deficit to win.

The loss sent the Lakers down to 10th at the Western Conference with a 34-37 record. Dallas meanwhile moved up to sixth place.
Elsewhere on Friday, Golden State’s poor form continued with a 127-119 defeat to Atlanta, with Trae Young leading the Hawks by 25 points.
with combatant lacking the defensive presence of suspended Draymond Green, the defending NBA champions dropped their 10th straight game on the road.

The Warriors currently have a final score of 36-35 and are sixth in the crowded Western Conference table.
“Proud of the players’ effort, we had chances and had a few shots in the last few minutes but couldn’t score,” the Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the loss.
“These people are fighting. I believe in them and I believe that something good will happen to this group. We just have to keep fighting and keep moving forward,” Kerr added. dropped suggestions that the Warriors’ problems away from home were psychological.

“Not Mental” Kerr speak. “We played well… but it’s hard to win on the road in this tournament. And we’re not doing that.”
Steph curry led the Warriors’ scoring team with 31 points, and six Golden State players finished with doubles.
In Chicago, DeMar DeRozan picked up 49 points as the Bulls completed a 139-131 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves’ defeat added to the worrying injury of star Anthony Edwards, who screamed in pain after an awkward right-footed landing in the first round.
Edwards left the game and did not return before coming on from the bench late because he was a supporter.
(With input from agencies)


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