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76ers hold off Hornets 127-124 in OT

Kelly Oubre Jr. had 35 points with six 3-pointers for the Hornets, but missed a potential tying 3-pointer that would have sent the game into a second overtime.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Joel Embiid had a season-high 43 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, and the Philadelphia 76ers held off the short-handed Charlotte Hornets 127-124 in overtime. 

Tobias Harris returned from a one-game absence due to an illness and finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds as the 76ers shot 52.9% from the field to earn back-to-back wins for the first time since early November. 

Kelly Oubre Jr. had 35 points with six 3-pointers for the Hornets but missed a potential tying 3-pointer that would have sent the game into a second overtime.

The Hornets will play the 76ers again in Charlotte on Wednesday. 

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