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

NEW DELHI: The Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to seven games after beating the Charlotte Hornets 121-82 on Friday.
joel embiedOne of the frontrunners for the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award, maintained his dominant scoring streak by adding another 38 points during the lopsided road win.
The Sixers star is averaging 35 points per game in March and has scored no fewer than 31 in eight games this month.

Embiid’s latest tally came on 16-of-21 shooting, with 13 rebounds and five assists.
“Home or road, it doesn’t matter,” Embiid later said. “We know what it takes offensively and defensively, everyone doing their job … Tonight we did it as a team.”
James Harden had a rare off-night with only 11 points after shooting 4 of 15 from the field, but the Sixers still had too much firepower and defensive savvy for a Charlotte team that finished bottom of the Eastern Conference. is second to

tobias harris added 18 points while Tyrese Maxi added 13 points.
Despite the one-sided nature of the victory, Sixers coach Doc Rivers was pleased that his team emerged with a clean bill of health.
Rivers also expressed satisfaction with the Sixers’ ruthless performance, saying “It’s good to finish the game and stay healthy.”
“It just shows that we’re focused, and we’re 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’re showing up every night.”
Philadelphia improved to 47–22 with the win and is third in the East behind Milwaukee (50–20) and Boston (49–22).
Boston’s revival continued with a 126–112 win on the road over the Portland Trail Blazers.
jason tatum led the Celtics with 34 points, while jaylen brown Pair 27.

Damian Lillard scored 41 points in Portland’s losing effort.
In other games on Friday, Maxi Kleber caught a 27-foot buzzer-beater as the Dallas Mavericks pulled off a sensational 111-110 road win over the Los Angeles Lakers’ post-season charge.
Kyrie Irving scored 38 points – and had a late assist for Kleber – to set up a thrilling win for Dallas.
Irving’s tally included 13 in the fourth quarter as Dallas overcame a five-point deficit to claim victory.

The loss dropped the Lakers to 10th place in the Western Conference with a 34–37 record. Dallas meanwhile rose to sixth place.
Elsewhere on Friday, Golden State’s poor road form continued with a 127–119 loss at Atlanta, in which Trae Young led the Hawks’ scoring with 25 points.
Together Warrior’s The NBA champions dropped their 10th straight game on the road, missing the defensive presence of suspended Draymond Green.

The Warriors are now 36–35 overall and sixth in a crowded Western Conference table.
Warriors coach Steve Kerr said after the loss, “Proud of our guys’ effort, we had chances and a lot of shots in the last few minutes, but just couldn’t get anything going.”
“These guys are fighting. I believe in them and I have faith that something good is going to happen with this group. We just have to keep fighting and keep moving forward,” Kerr said, dismissing suggestions that the Warriors might end their careers. The problem is far from home. He was a psychologist.

“It’s not mental,” Kerr Said. “We’re playing well … but it’s hard to win on the road in this league. And we’re not getting it done.”
steph curry Led the Warriors’ scorers with 31 points, and six Golden State players finished in double digits.
In Chicago, DeMar DeRozan flared for 49 points as the Bulls completed a 139–131 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The Timberwolves’ loss was further compounded by a worrying injury to star Anthony Edwards, who screamed in pain after an awkward landing on his right foot in the first quarter.
Edwards left the game and did not return before coming to the bench late in the day wearing a protective boot.
(with inputs from agencies)


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