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Hornets make a stop in south Philly

Feb 7, 2015 - 3:15 PM ( - The Charlotte Hornets will try to keep rolling when they invade Philadelphia to face the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center.

The Hornets have won three in a row and 12 of their last 15 games, including Thursday's 94-87 victory versus the Washington Wizards.

Gerald Henderson led the hosts with 27 points, Brian Roberts scored 12 and Lance Stephenson added 11 for Charlotte, which made 43.4 percent of its shots and has held 14 of the last 15 opponents under 100 points.

"The first half to me, (the players) know it, that's not our game," Hornets coach Steve Clifford said. "We had no energy. In the second half, our defense was really good."

Stephenson (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game.

The Hornets are 9-14 on the road and will start a three-game homestand Sunday against Indiana, Detroit and Oklahoma City.

Philadelphia will play three in a row at home and are scheduled to welcome Golden State and Indiana to south Philly as well.

The 76ers have won three straight at home and are 6-18 as the host. They dropped a 107-96 decision in Boston on Friday, as Luc Mbah a Moute scored 18 points and both Robert Covington and Hollis Thompson added 16 points.

Boston scored 32 points in the fourth quarter and led by as many as 26 points in the first half. The Sixers, who managed just 15 points in the first quarter, fought back and made it 83-80 on a Thompson 3-pointer midway through the fourth, but the Celtics pulled away.

"We had no idea what we were doing in the first period," Philadelphia head coach Brett Brown said. "We started so poorly that it spun off in a number of areas."

Philadelphia has lost nine of its last 12 games and hopes to have Michael Carter-Williams back on the floor. Carter-Williams missed Friday's game with a balky foot and is questionable versus the Hornets.

The Hornets recorded a 109-91 win over the Sixers on Dec. 19 and will host them April 4 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Charlotte has won three in a row and five of the last six games in this series.