The Charlotte Hornets are set to travel to Philadelphia on Friday to take on the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. Can the Hornets snap the strong winning streak that the Sixers have going at home? Or will the Sixers home crowd help them to yet, another victory in front of the crazy fans of Philadelphia?
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBA TV (nationally), NBC Sports Philadelphia (in 76ers markets) and Fox Sports Southeast (in Hornets markets). If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
NBA TV, NBC Sports Philadelphia (local markets) and Fox Sports Southeast (local markets) are all included in the main Fubo bundle, which has 85 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.
NBA TV is included in the “Sling Blue” plus “Sports Extra” channel bundle, but NBC Sports Philadelphia and Fox Sports Southeast are not available on Sling. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of both, and you can then watch the game live on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
NBC Sports Philadelphia (local markets) and Fox Sports Southeast (local markets) are included in the “Hulu with Live TV” channel bundle, but NBA TV is not available on Hulu. 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).
The Charlotte Hornets come into Friday’s game trailing behind the Sixers by a half of a game. While neither of these teams hit their stride, the Hornets are walking into a very tough situation by playing Philly on the road. The Sixers haven’t been a successful visiting team in 2018, as they just won their first road game of the season the other night. But their record at home remains unbeaten so far in 2018.
It’s a fact that the Sixers just play better on their home court. With them Sixers coming off a victory on the road against a tough Indiana Pacers team, they want to keep riding the wave of success. It’s no secret that the Sixers have been wildly inconsistent thus far in 2018, but once this team clicks, they sure can hit a hot streak.
The NBA saw it first-hand last season. With Joel Embiid realistically playing at an MVP level, the sky is the limit for the Sixers. However, the Hornets are no walk in the park. They have won with authority this year, and they have lost some very tight games. They might not be the best team in the Eastern Conference, but they definitely won’t go down without a fight.
The Sixers defense will surely have their hands full with the way Hornets guard Kemba Walker has been playing. He’s currently averaging 28 points-per-game and leads his team with 5.9 assists-per-game. While Kemba Walker’s production is a sure thing on the Hornets’ end, what will 76ers point guard Markelle Fultz contribute?
Each game, Fultz looks a lot better than the last, but he is clearly not playing like he is a number one pick from just a year ago. Will he finally put some of that Washington Huskies magic on display? Or is what you see, what you get with Fultz? At some point, the Sixers need something big out of him. And what better way than to show everybody you are worth the number one pick than against an Eastern Conference opponent on a Friday night in front of the home crowd!