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The Philadelphia 76ers will be facing off against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday (8th December, 2021) at the Spectrum Center. Notably, this will be the second encounter between these two teams in this same week.
Philadelphia last faced Charlotte on Monday, and the Sixers pulled off a stunning victory in overtime. Thanks to Joel Embiid’s heroic effort, the Sixers managed to win the game.
Embiid scored a massive 43 points and grabbed 15 rebounds while shooting a phenomenal 75% from the field. 76ers forward, Tobias Harris also had a great night as he scored a double-double of 21-points, and 11-rebounds in this overtime win.
Philadelphia currently has the record of (13-11) and the team will be focused on winning again to take their fourteenth win of the season on Wednesday.
On the other hand, the Charlotte Hornets are in a lot of trouble as they don’t have their stars like LaMelo Ball, Terry Rozier, and Mason Plumlee. However, the Hornets managed to put up a good fight against the Sixers.
Hornets guard, Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 35 points on 54.2% shooting from the field. PJ Washington and Miles Bridges both managed to score 16 points. Nevertheless, the Hornets’ efforts were in vain as they couldn’t secure the win.
The Charlotte Hornets players need to play extremely well on Wednesday so that the team can secure their revenge over 76ers at home.
Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Match Details
Fixture: Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets | NBA Season 2021-22.
Date & Time: Wednesday, December 8, 8:00 PM ET [Thursday, December 9, 5:30 AM IST].
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Philadelphia 76ers Preview
The Philadelphia 76ers were in the headlines the entire offseason due to the controversy revolving around Ben Simmons. Additionally, the Sixers also faced injury issues.
In spite of all the problems, the 76ers are still managing to play good basketball. As stated before, the 76ers have the record of (13-11) and is currently at the seventh position in the Eastern Conference.
Philadelphia’s star player, Joel Embiid, is literally carrying the team on his back. Other players like Tobias Harris, Tyrese Maxey, Seth Curry, and Georges Niang also had a few big games for the Sixers this season.
With their current form, the Philadelphia 76ers will easily make another NBA Playoffs run. However, they need be consistent and also needs to stay aggressive, and continue putting in hard work throughout the remaining season.
Philadelphia 76ers Predicted Lineup
Point Guard – Shake Milton | Shooting Guard – Seth Curry | Small Forward – Danny Green | Power Forward – Tobias Harris | Center – Joel Embiid
Philadelphia 76ers Injury Report
76ers All-Star guard, Ben Simmons is definitely not on the list to play on Wednesday night (8th December, 2021).
Tyrese Maxey is another big name who is questionable to play against the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. Maxey missed the first match-up against the Charlotte Hornets due to a non-COVID illness. The 76ers have thus listed him as questionable.
Also, Grant Riller is still out with a shoulder injury and the rest of the players on the list are playing in the NBA G-League.
|Henry, Aaron||Out||G League – Two-Way|
|Maxey, Tyrese||Questionable||Injury/Illness – N/A; Illness – Non-Covid|
|Reed, Paul||Out||G League – On Assignment|
|Riller, Grant||Out||Injury/Illness – Right Shoulder; Soreness|
|Simmons, Ben||Out||Personal Reasons|
|Springer, Jaden||Out||G League – On Assignment|
Charlotte Hornets Preview
The Charlotte Hornets currently holds the record of (14-12) and is currently the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets are faring better this season as their star players are balling out.
LaMelo Ball and Miles Bridges have been playing well this season and with Kelly Oubre Jr. chipping in occasionally, the Hornets’ offense has improved drastically.
However, for the upcoming match against the Sixers, the Hornets are in a lot of trouble. Several players of Charlotte are unavailable due to Health and Safety Protocols; thus, the team will be short-handed in the game against the Sixers.
Nevertheless, the Hornets have been hard-working and resilient this season, fighting for every win. On Wednesday, it is expected that the Hornets will show the same passion and grit to take on the Sixers valiantly.
Charlotte Hornets Predicted Lineup
Point Guard – Gordon Hayward | Shooting Guard – Kelly Oubre Jr. | Small Forward – Cody Martin | Power Forward – Miles Bridges | Center – Nick Richards
Charlotte Hornets Injury Report
The mentioned players of Charlotte Hornets cannot play mainly because of the NBA’s health and safety protocols. The players have been ruled out and they will only play if they clear the NBA’s health and safety protocols.
|Ball, LaMelo||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|McDaniels, Jalen||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Plumlee, Mason||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Rozier, Terry||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
|Smith, Ish||Out||Health and Safety Protocols|
Philadelphia 76ers vs Charlotte Hornets Match Prediction
According to odds from Betway, Charlotte Hornets are favored to beat the Philadelphia 76ers.
The match between 76ers and Hornets will definitely be a close encounter; the game between these two teams on Monday proved how good the two teams have been this season. They fought till the end and forced overtime to decide the winner. Of course, Sixers got the edge and won the game.
Judging by the current form of Philly players, it can be said that they can defeat the Hornets. Meanwhile, Charlotte will have the home-court advantage and they will definitely put up a good fight, even if they don’t have their marquee players.
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