Sixers-Hornets preview: Brett Brown's squad looking for rare road win

Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER

Updated: Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 9:59 AM

Ben Simmons, center, of the Sixers dunks between Kemba Walker, left, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of the Hornets during the 4th quarter at the Wells Fargo Center on March 2, 2018.

76ers (34-28 ) at Charlotte Hornets (28-36)

Tuesday at 7 p.m., at Spectrum Center

Talking points

The Sixers have lost seven of their last nine road games. This would be a great opportunity to get a rare road win. They defeated the Hornets, 110-99, Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Charlotte has also lost three straight games.

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Sixers (34-28)

33 Robert Covington SF 6-9 12.5 ppg. 5.5 rpg

9 Dario Saric PF 6-10 14.8 ppg. 7.0 rpg.

21 Joel Embiid C 7-2 23.7 ppg. 11.2 rpg.

17 JJ Redick SG 6-4 16.7 ppg. 3.2 apg.

25 Ben Simmons PG 6-10 16.5 ppg. 7.5 apg.

Coach: Brett Brown (fifth season, 109-281)

Injury report: Markelle Fultz (shoulder rehabilitation and working on his shot, out); Justin Anderson (sprained right ankle, out); Demetrius Jackson (left adductor strain, out); Furkan Korkmaz (Lisfranc injury, left foot, out).

Hornets (28-36)

14 Michael Kidd-Gilchrist SF 6-7 9.6 ppg. 4.2 rpg

2 Marvin Williams PF 6-9 9.2 ppg. 4.8 apg.

12 Dwight Howard C 6-11 15.7 ppg. 12.3 rpg.

5 Nicolas Batum SG 6-8 11.8 ppg. 5.3 apg.

15 Kemba Walker PG 6-1 23.2 ppg. 5.7 rpg.

Coach: Steve Cliffird (fifth season, 188-204)

Injury report: TBD

Head to head

The Hornets hold a 58-43 series advantage.

Coming games

Thursday: 7:30 p.m., at American Airlines Center, Sixers vs. Heat

Sunday: 7:30 p.m., at Barclays Center, Sixers vs. Brooklyn Nets

March 13: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Indiana Pacers vs. Sixers

March 15:7:30 p.m., at Madison Square Garden, Sixers vs. New York Knicks

March 16: 7 p.m., at Wells Fargo Center, Nets vs. Sixers

Keith Pompey, STAFF WRITER

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