The Sixers bounce back by crushing the Hornets!

After three losses in a row, and with the risk of being kicked out of the top 4 in the East not entirely ruled out, the Sixers had to react at home. They did so, and in style against a team from Charlotte that was still in good shape and would like to move up the hierarchy of play-in affected teams a bit.

The 76ers ran in the lead for most of the first period without widening a significant gap. With obviously a lot of play created thanks to the “pick-and-roll” in the axis of the circle between Joel Embiid and James Harden. The first (19 points and 11 rebounds already at the break), in addition to dominating his rivals in the low post, also spoke of his altruism in getting good balls from corners.

Author of 16 points in the first half, Tobias Harris, who also touched some balls in the post, took advantage of the passes of his pivot to punish from distance. Leading a small possession after a quarter (29-26), the 76ers only had one more at halftime (58-53).

In fact, the hosts have been fired up with too many dangerous transmissions that the Hornets, at times in the zone, could easily take advantage of to slip away in transition. Where the 76ers defense, which was slow to back down, did not expect them. Heavily dominated on the rebound, Charlotte drew 12 turnovers from her opponents.

Unfortunately for the visitors, their game ended at halftime when the third quarter turned butcher in favor of the 76ers. Overwhelmed by the defensive effort and energy displayed by the hosts, the Hornets lost their basketball. Despite a Terry Rozier bell shot at the buzzer in the third quarter, the damage was already done (130-80). Then we had to wait for the end of a long “garbage time”…

WHAT TO REMEMBER

The 76ers 45 points in the third act! Possibly the most successful quarterback of the 76ers season. This explosion, Doc Rivers’ men owe a lot to Matisse Thybulle who multiplied the interceptions and deflections on defense, to the point of disgusting LaMelo Ball and his teammates. To make matters worse, the side began to stand from afar in the corners. His ability from long range inspired his teammates against a defense that no longer had the weapons to fight both Joel Embiid and so many open and confident shooters. Philadelphia has posted an exceptional 17/20 shooting in this period.

Gordon Hayward, the return. After 22 games away, the winger reappeared as a substitute. The extreme brought few things without doing miracles.

Clippers spirit on the floor. While Montrezl Harrell tried to make an impact in this game against his former coach, Doc Rivers, we’re more reminded of the beautiful connection between two former Clippers: Tobias Harris and DeAndre Jordan. The first sent his pivot to the “alley-oop” three times. The latter, also the author of some great counterattacks on the other side of the field, has made good use of his playing time despite a relaxation that no longer has much to do with the one he had in Los Angeles.

TOPS/FLOPS

The five biggest of the 76ers! Story not to make jealous! Just take a look at the respective score hits to get an idea. Joel Embiid dominated the rival’s racket and distributed the balls very well, like a James Harden with control of the pick, despite the fact that he also lost balls to him. Along with them, Tobias Harris, in the first half, and Tyrese Maxey, in the second, did a lot of damage in the opposing defense. And what about Matisse Thybulle, the player who undoubtedly turned the game around in the third act.

Hornets defense. Worst defensive performance of the year for the Hornets (excluding overtime) who completely exploded after going to the locker room: 86 points against! With such a good Joel Embiid and so many skilled shooters from distance, not far from breaking the franchise record (21/43), the Hornets were overwhelmed. Although they had stolen a lot of balls in the first period, they lacked enthusiasm in the second.

THE CONTINUATION

76ers (47-30) : trip to Cleveland, the next night

Hornets (40-38) : trip to Miami, Tuesday

76ers / 144 shooting bounces
players minimum shooting 3 points LF OR D T P.S. Source in you bp Connecticut +/- points evaluate
harris 32 8/13 5/9 2/2 0 5 5 4 two 1 4 0 +28 23 24
J.Embiid 31 12/16 1/3 4/6 two 12 14 6 two 0 4 0 +26 29 39
t maxey 33 7/12 3/5 2/2 1 1 two 4 1 two 0 0 +21 19 22
j harden 31 4/10 2/6 2/2 two 6 8 13 1 1 5 0 +27 12 23
Mr Thybulle twenty-one 5/7 2/4 0/0 two 1 3 two 4 3 1 0 +28 12 17
green d sixteen 23 23 0/0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 +7 6 7
g niang twenty 4/5 23 0/0 1 two 3 1 0 two two 0 0 10 13
P. Cane 7 1/3 0/1 0/0 two 0 two 0 two 1 1 0 -3 two two
D. Jordan 10 4/4 0/0 0/0 0 5 5 1 1 0 two two +7 8 14
s milton 26 3/6 2/5 2/4 0 4 4 5 3 0 0 1 +11 10 fifteen
F. Korkmaz 7 1/5 0/2 2/2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 -3 4 two
me joe 6 23 2/2 3/3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 +1 9 9
Total 53/87 21/43 17/21 10 37 47 38 18 10 19 5 144
hornets / 114 shooting bounces
players minimum shooting 3 points LF OR D T P.S. Source in you bp Connecticut +/- points evaluate
p j washington 26 6/10 2/4 0/0 1 two 3 1 1 3 1 0 -3 14 sixteen
M. Bridges 30 6/12 1/4 7/10 1 4 5 3 4 0 two 0 -25 twenty 17
M Plumlee twenty 5/6 0/0 1/2 1 two 3 4 two 0 two 0 -25 eleven 14
l ball 28 5/12 3/6 0/0 0 two two 5 1 two 6 0 -31 13 9
t. rose 28 2/9 1/5 5/6 0 4 4 6 0 5 1 0 -25 10 sixteen
J. McDaniels 7 1/2 1/1 4/4 0 0 0 0 two 1 1 0 +3 7 6
G Hayward 17 2/6 1/2 0/0 0 3 3 4 0 1 1 0 -4 5 8
C. Martin 24 4/6 0/1 0/0 1 3 4 5 1 two 0 0 -10 8 17
M. Harrell 17 3/7 0/0 0/0 1 1 two 4 two 0 0 0 -17 6 8
n. richards 3 2/2 0/0 0/0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 4 5
K.Oubre Jr. 22 4/8 1/4 2/2 1 two 3 0 1 0 0 0 -10 eleven 10
I Thomas 19 2/7 1/3 0/0 0 two two two 3 0 two 0 -3 5 two
Total 42/87 11/30 19/24 7 25 32 3. 4 18 14 17 1 114

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