Charlotte center Cody Zeller blocks a shot by Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons in the first half Wednesday night at Charlotte, N.C.  Jacob Kupferman/Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joel Embiid had 34 points and 11 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-111 on Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.

Tobias Harris scored 26 points and Ben Simmons added 15 points and nine assists for the 76ers, who stretched their winning streak against the Hornets to 14 games, tied for the longest active streak in the NBA. The Clippers have also won 14 straight against the Magic.

Gordon Hayward and LaMelo Ball each had 22 points for the Hornets, who had their three-game win streak snapped.

Earlier in the day, Hornets Coach James Borrego said on local radio that he expected his team to come out with plenty of energy knowing their history against the 76ers.

But Charlotte shot 22.7% from field in the first quarter and fell behind 30-13.

The 76ers stretched the lead to 26 in third quarter before the Hornets started to get hot from beyond the arc and battled back to cut the deficit to seven with two minutes left. But Danny Green knocked down a 3 from the right corner and Simmons added a driving layup to keep the Hornets at bay.


Every time the 76ers needed a bucket, they went to Embiid – and more often than not he responded with mid-range jumpers or by getting to the foul line.

BUCKS 130, PACERS 110: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 21 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists despite sitting out the fourth quarter, and Milwaukee routed visiting Indiana.

The reigning two-time MVP shot 7 of 8 from the floor and 7 of 8 from the line in a remarkably efficient performance.

Antetokounmpo completed the triple-double in the final minute of the third quarter when he got his 10th assist, setting up Bobby Portis for a corner 3-pointer that capped a 10-0 run and gave the Bucks a 34-point advantage.

The Bucks already had a commanding lead before they closed the third with a 30-11 run. Milwaukee led by as many as 40 in the fourth quarter.

MAVERICKS 122, HAWKS 116: Luka Doncic scored 27 points and dished out 14 assists as visiting Dallas snapped a six-game losing streak.


Kristaps Porzingis added 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Mavericks, including a crucial tip-in of a miss by Doncic with 32 seconds remaining that helped Dallas hold off a furious Atlanta comeback.

CLIPPERS 121, CAVALIERS 99: Paul George made a season-high eight 3-pointers and scored 36 points, Kawhi Leonard added 24 and Los Angeles found enough energy on tired legs to end a six-game trip by beating Cleveland.

Just 24 hours after dropping a tight game in Brooklyn that had an NBA finals vibe, the Clippers made 20 3-pointers to avoid losing two straight for the first time this season. They are the only team in the league not to drop two in a row.

WIZARDS 103, HEAT 100: Bradley Beal scored 32 points and the visiting Wizards rallied from a 13-point, second-half deficit to beat Miami.

KNICKS 107, BULLS 103: Julius Randle scored 27 points and tied a career high by hitting five 3-pointers as New York won at Chicago.

THUNDER 104, ROCKETS 87:  Kenrich Williams scored 19 points as host Oklahoma City bounced back from a 30-point loss to Houston two days earlier.

Darius Bazley had 18 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, Al Horford scored 17 points and Hamidou Diallo added 16 for the Thunder. Oklahoma City had allowed 147 and 136 points in its previous two games — both losses.

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