Final Score: Philadelphia 97, Cleveland 87
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Evan Turner had 23 points and 13 rebounds as
the Philadelphia 76ers took a 97-87 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on
Jrue Holiday scored 20 points, Thaddeus Young added 18 points while Spencer
Hawes had 16 points and 11 rebounds for the Sixers, who have won two straight.
"The ball was moving tonight and we did a good job with that," said
Philadelphia head coach Doug Collins. "At first we were dribbling too much,
but we started putting our shots up and I thought this was a solid game for
C.J. Miles scored 19 points and Tyler Zeller added 14 points and 10 boards for
the Cavaliers, who have lost seven consecutive games.
"We got to the point where we stopped moving the ball and just got stagnant,"
said Cleveland head coach Byron Scott. "We just weren't doing anything with
the ball and that was affecting us at the other end."
Cleveland scored the first six points of the game and closed out the first
quarter with a 9-2 run, including a 3-pointer from Daniel Gibson, to take a
24-19 lead into the second quarter.
The Cavaliers continued to stay in front in the second quarter and a 6-0 run
gave the team a 41-31 lead with under four minutes to play, but the Sixers
ripped off the final nine points of the half to send the game into the break
Philly opened the third quarter with an 11-2 run to assume a 56-47 lead after
Turner buried a 3-ball to cap the burst just over three minutes in. The team
built its lead as high as 12 points in the frame before taking a 77-66 lead
into the fourth quarter.
The Cavs started the fourth with an 8-1 run to cut their deficit to four, but
Turner halted the burst with a trey and later hit a bucket for a nine-point
lead with eight minutes to play.
Cleveland got it close again when a Zeller dunk made it 86-81, but Turner
followed with another bucket and Holiday followed that with a bucket and
triple for a 93-81 lead with just over four minutes to play.
The Cavs didn't get closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
Philadelphia hosts Charlotte on Saturday ... Cleveland plays in New Orleans on
Sunday ... The Sixers have taken two of three from the Cavaliers this season
... The Sixers shot 48.8 percent in the game and held the Cavaliers to 43.0
03/30 00:13:35 ET
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