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The Philadephia 76ers (2-22) host the Charlotte Hornets (6-19) on Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Follow for live NBA updates.

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.

Matchup to Watch: Charlotte Hornets’ Al Jefferson vs. Philadelphia 76ers’ Nerlens Noel. Jefferson gets guarded by a rookie; he should be revving up for a big night.

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