Cavs 104, 76ers 93
at Value City Arena in Columbus
The Cavs will spend the night in Columbus and travel by bus to Cincinnati on Tuesday. They will practice at Xavier University on Tuesday. They play Washington on Wednesday at U.S. Bank Arena.
They have just two preseason games remaining. Thank goodness. I'm ready for the regular season to begin, as are most of the players.
The following are some observations from the sixth preseason game:
--Kyrie Irving played very well in 29 minutes. He scored 17 points and dished out 12 assists. He did commit five turnovers and has 17 in his last three games.
--Irving has at least one block in five of the six preseason games. He has reached double figures in scoring in every game during the preseason. He's ready for an All-Star season.
--The Cavs had 30 assists on 38 field goals. In the first quarter, they had nine assists on 12 field goals. "That's not a bad job of moving the basketball," Coach Mike Brown said.
--Looking at this Philadelphia team, it's going to bad, really bad. I'm thinking like 15 victories.
--Sixers guard/forward Evan Turner was happy to return to Ohio State. "I have great memories here," he said. "I met some great people here, some of my best friends. I own a house in Ohio. that tells you how I feel about it."