When: 7:30 p.m. EDR
Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA
How to watch: Fox Sports Southeast, NBA League Pass
Hornets hit the road again for a quick road trip to Philadelphia before they return home for a 4 game home stint. Charlotte is coming off a huge 135-106 victory against the Chicago Bulls. This is an opportunity for Charlotte to make a statement against one of the Eastern conference best teams.
Kemba Walker has lead the team in scoring in all six games so far, averaging 30.8 points per game. There’s no doubt that Walker is on fire right now, and is somehow still looking to prove that he belongs in the discussion of the NBA’s best point guards.
Charlotte is still looking for some consistency in a second scorer. As expected, Malik Monk is looking to be the best option for that role. So far through six games Monk is averaging 12.2 points per game which is good enough to be second on the team. We’ve seen big flashes from Miles Bridges so far this season, if he can grab some consistent minutes the duo of him and Monk could be huge for the Hornets.
The 76ers on the other hand are coming off a two game losing streak to two of the three undefeated teams in the East in the Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks. There is no doubt they will be looking to get back to their winning ways in this matchup against Charlotte.
So far for the Sixers, Joel Embiid leads the way in scoring with 29.6 ppg, while J.J Reddick follows closely behind with 21.2. It's not a good matchup for Charlotte, who have so far struggled mightily so far this season defending big men and shooters.
If Charlotte is to win this game on the road, they’re going to need a huge performance from their centers and they need to be replicate Friday night’s offensive performance against the Bulls.