What We Learned From The Sixers’ Dominant Win Over The Hornets

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – FEBRUARY 24: Philadelphia 76ers Center Joel Embiid (21) laughs with Orlando Magic Center Bismack Biyombo (11) in the second half during the game between the Orlando Magic and Philadelphia 76ers on February 24, 2018 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

The Sixers were back at it Saturday night, this time against the Charlotte Hornets. The team absolutely dominated the young Hornets showing just how far apart the two teams are.

The game that ended with a score of 127-112 was not as close as the score would have you believe. The Sixers absolutely took it to the Hornets and just didn’t let up.

There was a lot to take away from this convincing win, the first of which is the performance of the starting unit.

The Sixers’ Starters All Clicking

The Sixers starters locked up every Hornet not named Terry Rozier. Even more impressive than the defensive effort, was the offensive performance of the Sixers’ starters.

Tobias Harris posted a team-high 24 points while Joel Embiid finished with yet another double-double. Ben Simmons meanwhile finished with his first triple-double of the season.

New additions Seth Curry and Danny Green were also brilliant. Curry finished with 21 points while Green made three shots from deep. For Curry to have another quality game is expected but Green’s performance was a sight for sore eyes.

To see him flash the offensive game that made him the ultimate role-player is monumental for a Sixers team hoping to contend for a title.

Shake Milton’s Sixth-Man Campaign Starts Now

Danny Green wasn’t the only Sixers to return to form as Shake Milton reinserted his name into the sixth-man of the year conversation. Milton finished the game with 18 points on 7/13 shooting including three makes from behind the arc.

Going into the season, Milton was expected to be one of the contenders for the sixth-man award. After a shaky start to the year, Milton needed a get-right game in a bad way.

Showing his ability to score in a variety of ways, Milton once again showed why he is one of the up-and-coming scorers in the NBA.

Up Next

The Sixers will face off once again against the Hornets this Monday in the second of two home games against Charlotte. The Sixers should be set for their fourth consecutive win as the Hornets once again are not much competition. Then again, stranger things have happened.

Tip-off is at 7:00 PM EST and you can watch the game on NBC Sports Philadelphia or NBA League Pass. You can also listen live at 97.5 FM The Fanatic.

Mandatory Photo Credit: Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire