76ers down Hor­nets in OT

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Joel Em­biid scored 16 of his 42 points in the fourth quar­ter to help the Philadel­phia 76ers beat the Char­lotte Hor­nets 133132 in over­time Fri­day night.

The Hor­nets fought back from a 21-point deficit and led by five with 1:18 re­main­ing in reg­u­la­tion be­fore the Six­ers forced ex­tra time.

Kemba Walker scored 19 of his 30 points in the fourth quar­ter for the Hor­nets.

Em­biid also had 18 re­bounds, and hit a ty­ing 3 with 34.4 sec­onds to go. The Hor­nets com­mit­ted a shot-clock vi­o­la­tion with time wind­ing down in reg­u­la­tion, miss­ing an op­por­tu­nity.

Ben Sim­mons had 22 points, 13 as­sists and eight re­bounds for the 76ers.


76ers: Rookie Jonah Bolden was re­called from the Delaware Blue Coats of the G League. He scored eight points in a ca­reer­high 11 min­utes. Bolden had not ap­peared in a game for the 76ers since Oct. 30. Hor­nets: The Hor­nets ran into foul trou­ble late in the game. Cody Zeller and Dwayne Ba­con each picked up six. Ba­con, who fouled out in over­time, scored 15 points in only his fifth game of the sea­son.


76ers: At Mem­phis on Sat­ur­day night. Hor­nets: At the Detroit on Sun­day.

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