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