The Philadelphia 76ers began a 3-game road trip on Wednesday when they faced the Charlotte Hornets, despite still having so many pieces missing and considering it was the second night of a consecutive game to lose to the Hornets see a mile away.
The Sixers got off to a hot start, but Charlotte then took control in the second quarter, beating the Sixers 107-101 at home. The loss puts Philadelphia 9-9 into the Thanksgiving holiday, and given the slow start and injuries this team has suffered so far, it’s almost acceptable where they are as they move forward.
As the Sixers now gear up for two straight games against the Orlando Magic beginning Friday to continue that fast 3-game journey, NBA Twitter responded to the weary Sixers, Terry Rozier and the Hornets on the road in buzz City came up short.
If you’re looking for a silver lining with so many guys out there, Shake Milton seems to find his groove here. He shoots better, gets in his spots, and makes good reads in the pick-and-roll.
— Paul Hudrick (@PaulHudrick) November 24, 2022
#six Drop to the Hornets 107-101, switch to 9-9 this season
-Shake Milton: 22 PTS, 7 REB, 9 AST
-De’Anthony Melton: 20 PTS, 6 REB, 3 AST, 4 STL
-Tobias Harris: 19 PTS, 5 REB
-Montrezl Harrell: 16 PTS, 7 REB
-Sixers: 44.2% FG, 23.7% 3PT
Brave attempt, but ultimately fell short
– Sixers Talk – Sixerdelphia (@Sixerdelphia) November 24, 2022
Not quite sure how they do it, but they need to figure out how to get this version of De’Anthony Melton when all the regulars come back. He was very comfortable pulling up the dribbling. Was fantastic on both ends.
— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) November 24, 2022
De’Anthony Melton has continued to show just how good he was in the offseason. Super impressive stuff in the last 4 games.
— Sixers Nation (@PHLSixersNation) November 24, 2022
FINALS: Sixers 101, Hornets 107.
They made a valiant effort late, but the Sixers couldn’t get past the horrific three-point shooting while outnumbered.
Shake Milton was great, De’Anthony Melton had moments and PJ Tucker scored. But the second half was tough.
The Sixers are 9-9.
— Adam Aaronson (@SixersAdam) November 24, 2022
The same Sixers team that just lost to the Charlotte Hornets without a LaMelo Ball — the CHARLOTTE HORNETS — beat the Brooklyn Nets last night.
— Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) November 24, 2022