CHARLOTTE, NC. – – Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers overpowered the Charlotte Hornets – again

Embiid had 34 points and 11 rebounds and the 76ers defeated the Hornets 118-111 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win

Tobias Harris scored 26 points and Ben Simmons added 15 points and nine assists for the 76ers who extended their winning streak against the Hornets to 14 games, making it the longest active streak in the NBA The Clippers also have 14 straight against the Clippers Magic won

Almost every time the 76ers needed a bucket, they went to Embiid – and most of the time he responded with midfield jumpers or by reaching the foul line.The Eastern Conference player of the month finished 11 of 18 off the field and was 9 out of 10 from the foul line

“I don’t think there is anyone in this league who can protect him when he hits shots from 3 and especially when he’s on the post,” said Bridges. “We tried to send doubles and he did has hit turnaround fadeaways It’s difficult so he’s the best MVP candidate right now and is playing at a very high level It’s hard to stop him ”

Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball each had 22 points for the Hornets, who had captured their winning streak in three games

Hornets trainer James Borrego said earlier that day on local sports talk radio that he expected his team to come out energetically to know their story against the 76s

The 76s extended their lead to 26 in the third quarter before the Hornets got hot from beyond the arc and fought their way back to cut the deficit to seven in two minutes, but Danny Green knocked a 3 down from the right corner and Simmons added a driving layup to keep the Hornets at bay

“You have to honor them, they are a hell of a defense,” said Borrego. “Obviously they have given us length and size problems over the years … They don’t give us anything light on the edge, they take away a lot from us our pick and roll game, our spread game ”

Harris said he worked on his euro move and broke it on a ride against the Hornets

“I just go downhill and make good decisions when I’m there,” Harris said. “The next is to get more contact and fouls when I’m down there. And I’ve been looking for ways to do that” / P>

The 76ers used Simmons at times in the low post, especially due to time-outs. That allowed him to use his court vision and get out of double teams and find teammates for open looks

“We’ll add it for sure,” said coach Doc Rivers. “You have to get your poison. If you double Ben, ask about problems with his overtaking ability”

Borrego likes the synergies that Ball and Bridges have developed together if they continue to team up to highlight dunks-oop-dunks. In quick possession, Ball fed Bridges with a pass behind his back, which he ended with a windmill dunk / p>

“I think they play very well together,” said Borrego. “Especially Miles’ ability to roll and play with LaMelo in transition is important to us and they got it””

76ers: It wasn’t a big return home for Charlotte-born Seth Curry, who played 16 minutes in the first half and tried no shot. In the second half, he shot three times and missed them all Harris was 9 out of 9 from the Foul line

Hornets: Ball made his second NBA start with Terry Rozier who still had a sprained ankle Forward PJ Washington (foot) also sat with Bridges at the start Held at a season low of 42 points in the first half Borrego got his first technical foul of the season in the third quarter Devonte Graham had 18 points but was fighting from the 3-point range (2 of 11)

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