Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Philadelphia 76ers (32-15, first in Eastern Conference) (17-30, 13th in the Eastern Conference)
Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT in Cleveland
When the Cavaliers face the Philadelphia 76ers, they expect to snap a three-game losing streak.
Against conference rivals, the Cavaliers have a 13-12 record. Cleveland leads the Eastern Conference with a 53.1 point per possession average in the paint. Collin Sexton leads the Cavaliers with 12.4 points per game.
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Isaiah Hartenstein leads the Cavaliers in assists and points per game with 7.0 per game. In Cleveland’s last ten games, Sexton has averaged 19.1 points and 3.1 rebounds while shooting 35.3 percent.
For the 76ers, Ben Simmons averages 15.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and 1.5 steals per game. Over the last ten days, Philadelphia’s Dwight Howard has averaged 10.4 rebounds and 7.9 points per game.
LAST 10 GAMES:
Cavaliers are 3-7 on the season, averaging 99 points, 41.5 rebounds, 22.4 assists, 8.1 steals, and 4.4 blocks while shooting 43.8 percent from the field. On 47.1 percent shooting, their opponents have averaged 107.1 points.
The 76ers are 7-3 this season, averaging 111.9 points, 47 rebounds, 22.5 assists, 9.8 steals, and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 48.2% from the field. On 45.3 percent shooting, their opponents have averaged 103.5 points.
76ers: George Hill: out (thumb), Joel Embiid: out (knee).