Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and the Philadelphia 76ers (2-3) will look to get on track when they host the high-powered Kemba Walker and suddenly potent Charlotte Hornets (3-3) at Wells Fargo Center in a matchup of Eastern Conference teams on Saturday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox Sports Southeast (in Hornets markets) and NBC Sports Philadelphia (in 76ers markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone, tablet or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
How to Watch Hornets vs 76ers Online if You’re in Market
Fox Sports Southeast (local markets) and NBC Sports Philadelphia (local markets) are included in the main Fubo bundle, which has 85 total channels and is tailored towards sports. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which allows you to watch games up to three days after they air even if you forgot to record them.
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox Sports Southeast (local markets) and NBC Sports Philadelphia (local markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
How to Watch Hornets vs 76ers Online if You’re Out of Market
If you live outside of the Hornets or 76ers area, all out-of-market, non-nationally televised games can be watched through NBA League Pass. You can sign up and watch through a number of different platforms:
You can sign up for either NBA League Pass, which lets you watch all out-of-market games, or NBA Team Pass, which lets you watch all of one team’s games if they’re out of market. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the NBA.com website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NBA app.
If you have FuboTV or sign up for a new subscription, you can add NBA League Pass to your channel bundle. After signing up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Fubo website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fubo app.
If you have Sling TV or sign up for a new subsription, you can add NBA League Pass or NBA Team Pass to your channel bundle. Once signed up, you’ll be able to watch games on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling app.
It’s been a rough start to the year for the 76ers going 2-3.
Head coach Brett Brown put Markelle Fultz in the starting lineup over JJ Redick, therefore breaking up what was the best starting five in the NBA — seemingly on paper. Redick, through five games, is averaging 21 points per game and shooting a scorching 42% from three on over nine attempts per game.
Philadelphia’s defense is in the bottom 10 of points allowed per 100 possessions, allowing 116.8 points. Embiid has been a destroyer of worlds, averaging 29 points, 14 rebounds and four assists per game and being an intimidating rim protector. Embiid’s defense ultimately dictates what the 76ers can do on offense, generating blocks and transition opportunities.
Simmons has been very good on both ends, but Philly needs him to be more aggressive. He is averaging only 12 points per game on 10 shot attempts. Fultz is looking better, but still doesn’t look confident and is only shooting 38% from the field, although with more reps, something he didn’t sniff last season, his numbers are likely to improve with open looks.
Walker has been terrific to start the year, averaging over 30 points a game and shooting 44% from three. Unfortunately, his name will likely be afloat in trade rumors if Charlotte struggles to solidify a playoff spot as the season goes on.
Head coach James Borrego has been playing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist off the bench at the five, and when he plays small-ball five, those lineups have done well. Miles Bridges looks like a promising pick, and at 20-years old, seems like a lock to break into the starting rotation by Christmas.
The Hornets are letting it fly, averaging over 36 three-point shots per game, which is fifth in the league, and shooting 37%, which is good for ninth. Ultimately, the barrage is led by Kemba, and his ability to take over a game offensively. With the way the Hornets are playing, they should be continue to be a threat to compete for the eighth seed in the East this year.
Source: Heavy Sports