Charlotte Hornets' Nicolas Batum, left, tries to dribble past Philadelphia 76ers' Hollis Thompson during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Philadelphia. Charlotte won 100-85.
Charlotte Hornets' Nicolas Batum, left, tries to dribble past Philadelphia 76ers' Hollis Thompson during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Philadelphia. Charlotte won 100-85. Charlotte
Charlotte Hornets' Nicolas Batum, left, tries to dribble past Philadelphia 76ers' Hollis Thompson during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Philadelphia. Charlotte won 100-85. Charlotte

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