Game 5: Cavs at Sixers
at Wells Fargo Center
RADIO/TV: WTAM/Fox Sports Ohio
WHAT HAPPENED: The Sixers have many, many nice young pieces. They just don't fit together very well just yet. Things looked extremely bleak for the Cavs early in the fourth quarter.
Sixers guards Jrue Holiday and Lou Williams were a load. Holiday scored a career-high 29 and did whatever he wanted on the court.
But the Cavs' backcourt responded with the game on the line. Boobie Gibson is playing as well as he's ever played. He had 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter. Mo Williams added 22 points and seven assists.
It didn't hurt that the Cavs erupted for 44 points in the fourth quarter.
With the exception of the Toronto game, the Cavs played well during stretches of every game. This is only the second time they've been able to taste victory. They know they need to play for 48 minutes to win in the NBA, even against lower-rung teams like the Sixers.
Forward Antawn Jamison won't play on Friday because of a sore left knee. He might come back against his old team in Washington on Saturday, but don't count on it. There's a greater chance he'll play at New Jersey on Tuesday.
SF Jamario Moon (6-8, 200) vs. Andres Nocioni (6-7, 225)
PF J.J. Hickson (6-9, 242) vs. Elton Brand (6-9, 254)
C Anderson Varejao (6-11, 260) vs. Spencer Hawes (7-1, 245)
SG Anthony Parker (6-6, 210) vs. Andre Iguodala (6-6, 205)
PG Ramon Sessions (6-3, 190) vs. Jrue Holiday (6-4, 180)
Cavs - F Antawn Jamison, G Christian Eyenga, F/C Samardo Samuels.
Sixers - F Craig Brackins, G Jodie Meeks.
Mike Callahan, Scott Bolnick, Sean Wright