Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) scores as and Sixers’ JaKarr Sampson can only watch.
By Harry Allison
The Sixers, awful though they are, are on a roll.
Friday night at the Wells Fargo Center they dropped their 14th straight home game, putting them within five losses of the NBA record!
Who says tanking doesn’t have an upside?
Kemba Walker scored a season-high 30 points, Al Jefferson added 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a four-game losing streak with a 109-91 win.
Tony Wroten and Robert Covington scored 19 apiece for the Sixers, who dropped to 0-14 at home this season. They’re closing in on the NBA record for the most home losses to start a season, which is held by the 1993-94 Dallas Mavericks at 19.
The Hornets (7-19) had lost 14 of 16 coming in but dominated the rebuilding Sixers (2-23).
After surging to a 20-point advantage at halftime, Charlotte held a double-figure lead throughout the second half, with Jefferson scoring 16 points after the break to keep the Sixers at bay.
Philly-area native Gerald Henderson — whose dade once played for the Sixers — added 11 points for the Hornets, who shot 43.9 percent from the field and 41.7 percent from 3-point range.
Sixers point guard Michael Carter-Williams had 14 points and 10 assists, but the Sixers committed 24 turnovers that led to 35 Charlotte points.