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Friday, March 29, 2013

Game 71: 76ers at Cavs

Quicken Loans Arena
Radio/TV: WTAM (1100 AM), WFUN (970 AM)/Fox Sports Ohio

WHAT HAPPENED: There are 11 games remaining in the season. Will the Cavs win again? Probably. But their winning streak has stretched to seven in a row, as well as 11 of 13.

Right now, they look like they've packed it in. They got pushed around by the Sixers on Friday. They were 7-26 on the road this year. Only Charlotte (6-29) was worse in the NBA.

Their was a battle of 7-foot centers on Friday. Sixers center Spencer Hawes might be playing the best basketball of his career. He recorded his sixth double-double in his last eight games on Friday with 16 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and two blocks. He was pretty darn good.

Cavs center Tyler Zeller had one of his best games with 14 points, 10 rebounds and a block. He played 35 minutes on Friday. He sat for the last 14 minutes of the Boston loss on Wednesday. I knew he was going to play a lot of Friday.

The Cavs are 1-2 vs. the Sixers this season. 

NEWS FEED: The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Sixers are lottery-bound.

LAST GAME: The Cavs lost to Boston on Wednesday, 93-92.

UP NEXT: The Cavs travel to New Orleans on Sunday at 6 p.m. Sunday at New Orleans Arena.

SF Alonzo Gee (6-6, 219) vs. Evan Turner (6-7, 225)
PF Tristan Thompson (6-9, 227) vs. Thaddeus Young (6-8, 235)
C Tyler Zeller (7-0, 250) vs. Spencer Hawes (7-1, 245)
SG Wayne Ellington (6-4, 200) vs. Damien Wilkins (6-6, 225)
PG Shaun Livingston (6-7, 175) vs. Jrue Holliday (6-4, 205)
Cavs - C Anderson Varejao, G Kyrie Irving
Sixers - C Andrew Bynum, G/F Jason Richardson
Tony Brothers, Scott Twardoski, Gary Zielinski


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