Embiid scores 32, 76ers hold off Hornets again 110-106

Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (20) defends Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green...
Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward (20) defends Philadelphia 76ers forward Danny Green (14) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Matt Kelley)(Matt Kelley | AP)
Published: Dec. 9, 2021 at 2:08 AM EST
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Joel Embiid had 32 points, Seth Curry added 23 points and eight assists and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets for the second time in three nights, 110-106.

Tobias Harris added 18 points in a rematch of a game the 76ers won 127-124 in overtime Monday night on the same court.

Gordon Hayward had a season-high 31 points and seven assists for the Hornets, who played without five rotational players including last year’s NBA Rookie of the Year LaMelo Ball due to NBA health and safety protocols.

Philadelphia has won 16 straight games versus Charlotte. The Hornets have now lost five of their last six games. They turn around and host the 11-and-14 Kings Thursday at 7.

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