Both the offense and defense was clicking tonight for Philadelphia, as they soared over the Hornets with a 77-62 victory. Jrue Holiday continues to bring forth a more explosive game this season, finishing with 14 points and 12 assists.
Sixers coach Doug Collins pumped up the defense for Philadelphia this time around, with the Sixers holding the Hornets to 33 percent from the field. Jason Richardson remained sidelined for the game, but the swingmen for the Sixers did step up tonight. Evan Turner was surprisingly able to have a solid shooting night for the most part, adding 14 points of his own. Thaddeus Young and Dorrell Wright combined for 19 points in the win for Philly.
The Sixers grabbed a key road win against a young Hornets team that played without their two injured rookies, Austin Rivers and Anthony Davis. Role players such as Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen played well in the front court tonight, helping Philadelphia comfortably take this win home.
Philadelphia’s Nick Young struggled from the field, shooting 1-for-7 for 2 points tonight. The Hornets were led by Al-Farouq Aminu’s 10 points and 16 rebounds. The Sixers shot 42 percent tonight and went 4-for-22 from the three-point line. Philadelphia’s next game is against the Celtics in Boston on Friday night.