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The Charlotte Hornets took advantage of 25 turnovers by the Philadelphia 76ers for an uncommonly comfortable 109-91 victory at Wells Fargo Center Friday. The win broke a four-game losing streak for the Hornets, who improved to 7-19.

Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain) didn’t travel with the Charlotte Hornets to Philadelphia. He is highly doubtful to play Saturday at home versus the Utah Jazz as well.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist vs. Gordon Hayward: The Hornets were prepared to spend a bundle to sign Hayward over the summer, but the Jazz chose to match a four-year, $63 million offer sheet. Hayward is a big-time scorer/shotmaker. Kidd-Gilchrist is the Hornets’ top defender.

Last season’s Charlotte Bobcats knew what they were: An elite defensive team with a good post-up game. This season’s Charlotte Hornets don’t yet have a clear identity, and that has contributed to a 6-19 start.

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