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Hornets end 16-game losing streak with win over 76ers

Hornets end 16-game losing streak with win over 76ers
Charlotte Hornets also ended Sixers' 7-game winning streak

By Selcuk Bugra Gokalp

ANKARA (AA) - The Charlotte Hornets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 109-98 in a Wednesday NBA clash.

Gordon Hayward led the Hornets to their first victory after 16 straight defeats with 30 points, 7 assists, and 4 rebounds at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The Hornets also had not won any games against the Sixers since Nov. 2, 2016 – the longest active losing streak to one team in the NBA.

Joel Embiid scored 31 points for the fifth straight game but his efforts couldn't save the Sixers from their first defeat after seven straight victories.

The Charlotte Hornets are now at 7th in the Western Conference standings with 23 wins and 19 loses, while the Philadelphia 76ers are 5th with 23 wins and 17 loses.

- Thursday's results:

Indiana Pacers-Boston Celtics: 100-119

Philadelphia 76ers-Charlotte Hornets: 98-109

Washington Wizards-Orlando Magic: 112-106

Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat: 91-115

New York Knicks-Dallas Mavericks: 108-85

San Antonio Spurs-Houston Rockets: 124-128

Utah Jazz-Cleveland Cavaliers: 91-111

Chicago Bulls-Brooklyn Nets: 112-138

Sacramento Kings-Los Angeles Lakers: 125-116​​​​​​​

source: News Feed
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