Age: 51 Height: 6-2 Weight: 190 lbs School: Louisville
The 76ers defeated the Hornets, 127-112. Joel Embiid recorded 19 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists for the 76ers, while Ben Simmons added 15 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the victory, his 1st triple-double of the season and the 29th of his career. Terry Rozier led all scorers with 35 points (7-11 3pt FG) for the Hornets, while LaMelo Ball added 13 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists in the losing effort. The 76ers improve to 5-1 on the season, while the Hornets fall to 2-4.
LaMelo Ball scored 22 points, Miles Bridges had 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds and the Charlotte Hornets blew out Dallas 118-99 in the Mavericks' home opener Wednesday night. Terry Rozier, who scored 18 points, hit a pair of 3-pointers early in a 14-0 run to start the second half, giving the Hornets a 25-point lead coming off their first win - over Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets - after an 0-2 start. Charlotte silenced Luka Doncic and the Mavericks, who are still without European sidekick Kristaps Porzingis as the 7-foot-3 Latvian recovers from knee surgery.
Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier are off to a strong start with the Hornets, who felt the need to remind fans where both players came from Monday.
Dunk of the Night: Terry Rozier - December 27, 2020