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Friday, December 6th (All times Eastern)

Philadelphia 76ers (7-12) at Charlotte Bobcats (8-11), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Charlotte Bobcats will try to halt a two-game slide Friday night when they welcome the Philadelphia 76ers to The Time Warner Cable Arena.

The Bobcats dropped two in a row on a quick road trip, falling in a heartbreaker in Miami on Sunday, then losing at Dallas, 89-82 on Tuesday night.

Charlotte took a seven-point lead into the final quarter Tuesday, but had no answers for Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis, who combined to score the final 19 points of the game.

"Nowitzki and Ellis took over the game," Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. "And if we would run around a double team, they've got 3-point shooters all over."

Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with 19 points and 12 rebounds. Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson both had 16 and Josh McRoberts added 10 points.

The loss was a costly one as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2012 draft, sustained a non-displaced fracture in his left hand. He left the Dallas game in the third quarter and he is expected to miss 4-to-6 weeks.

The Bobcats have allowed opponents to score 100 points only three times this season and the last time was a Nov. 11 loss in Atlanta. That is a run of 12 straight without surrendering 100, which is why Charlotte is second in the NBA in opponents' scoring.

The Sixers will also be without a key young piece with a first name of Michael and a hyphenated last name.

Michael Carter-Williams, the Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month, did not make the trip for Philly due to right knee soreness. He will get further treatment back at home.

In his last outing, Carter-Williams led the Sixers to a 126-125 double- overtime victory over the Orlando Magic. He totaled 27 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the Sixers, who had lost four in a row and eight of their previous nine.

Magic rookie Victor Oladipo also had a triple-double, making it the first time in league history two rookies had triple-doubles in the same game.

"Clearly there's a competitive side to it, but this is a team game. It's not me versus Oladipo," said Carter-Williams. "I just wanted to get the win and at the end of the day, that's all that matters, regardless of what the stats say."

Thaddeus Young scored 25 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and Evan Turner chipped in 24 before he fouled out. James Anderson netted 19 off the bench, followed by 17 from Spencer Hawes and 10 from Hollis Thompson.

The Sixers have won eight of the last 10 meetings with the Bobcats. Charlotte snapped a three-game home losing streak in this series in April, but had won seven of eight prior to the slide.

12/06 10:24:09 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
4th
ORL 81
CHA 98
 
Final
PHI 2
UTA 6
 
Final
CHI 86
LAC 96
Final
HOU 105
CLE 103
4th
ORL 81
CHA 98
 
Final
BOS 101
GSW 106
 
4th
IND 85
PHI 74
 
4th
SAC 97
POR 104
 
4th
LAL 72
OKC 84
 
1st
DEN 5
NOP 10
 
Final
NIAG 57
FAIR 56
 
Final
PETE 68
IONA 60
 
Final
RIDE 59
MAR 49
 
Final
MAN 69
QUIN 65
 
Final
UCONN 81
SMU 73
Final
CAL 73
ORST 56
Final
HOU 72
SFLA 55
Final
PROV 77
MARQ 66
Final
WISC 68
MSU 61
Final
MON 63
SIENA 57
 
2nd
WAKE 64
PITT 63
 
2nd
STAN 44
OREG 44
 
1st
OSU 23
PURD 35
 
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COL
ARST
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UCLA
WASU
Final
WIN 5
LOS 2
Final
PIT 5
CLB 3
Final
FLA 4
TAM 3
2nd
WAS 2
TOR 0
 
1st
DAL 0
ANA 0
 
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