This has not been an easy season for the Philadelphia 76ers. They began the season with an 12-game losing streak and again find themselves in the midst of turmoil as they succumbed to the Charlotte Hornets with a 119-99 pounding at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers were still without starter Jahlil Okafor who was sidelined with a bruised shin. There is still no timetable for his return and with missing the playoffs a foregone conclusion, there is no need to rush him back.
“It’s still something that we are concerned with,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said before the game. “Concerned to the point to not putting him in a position for it continue to be sore. So we are going to be smart with it and just rest him.”