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February 26, 2020- Cleveland Cavaliers excel over Philadelphia 76ers

Cavaliers and 76ers regular season game recap

During Wednesday evening’s game, the Cleveland Cavaliers came away with a victory against the Philadelphia 76ers 108-94 at home in Cleveland, OH at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. The Cavaliers had no inactive players for the game. At the same time, No players on the 76ers were inactive for the game. With the loss, the Cavaliers drop to 17-41 in the regular season and to 1-3 against the 76ers in the series.

On the Cavaliers, Kevin Love boasted 13 points, although he had trouble scoring from the field, scoring 3/9 (33.3%) from the field and 3/7 (42.9%) from the three point mark in 33:12. Additionally, Love also got 9 rebounds and had a team-high 6 assists. Collin Sexton recorded a team-high 28 points, going 9/16 (56.2%) from the field in 35:30. Kevin Porter Jr. gained 5 points in 26:33, albeit he struggled making baskets, scoring 2/6 (33.3%) from the field. Additionally, Porter Jr. also dished out a team-high 6 assists and managed to grab 5 rebounds. Larry Nance Jr. got 13 points, going 6/9 (66.7%) from the field in 30:48. In addition to his points, Nance Jr. also added an admirable team-high 15 rebounds. One other important effort was made by Tristan Thompson , who pulled down an admirable 13 rebounds.

For the 76ers, Al Horford gained 10 points in 34:00, going 4/10 (40.0%) from the field. In addition to points, Horford also added 5 rebounds, made a team-high 5 assists, and grabbed 3 steals. Shake Milton scored a team-high 20 points in 37:10, scoring 8/14 (57.1%) from the field and 4/6 (66.7%) from the three point mark. Additionally, Milton also passed out 4 assists. Josh Richardson boasted 9 points in 32:12, although he had trouble making his shot fall, going 4/12 (33.3%) from the field. Richardson also added a team-high 7 rebounds and made 4 assists. Additional important efforts were made by Tobias Harris (who had 3 steals) and Kyle O’Quinn (who added 4 blocks).

1st Quarter

The Cavaliers struggled at the start of the 1st Quarter, recording 6/14 from the field and 0/4 from three in the first half of the quarter for a total of 14 points. Center Tristan Thompson was included in those who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/1 from deep for 2 points. Point Guard Darius Garland had 6 points. The 76ers struggled as well at the start of the period, scoring 3/9 from the field and 0/2 from three for a total of 8 points. Power Forward Al Horford was one of the players on the 76ers who floundered at the beginning of the quarter, shooting 2/5 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for 4 points. Power Forward Al Horford scored 4 points and had 1 rebound.

Despite the poor start to the 1st Quarter, the Cavaliers improved significantly to close out the quarter, boasting 14 points while going 6/8 from the field and 2/2 from deep. The 76ers, at the same time, had issues finishing up the period, adding 9 points on 3/11 shooting (1/8 from deep). The 1st Quarter finished with the Cavaliers trailing the 76ers by 11 points (28-17). Darius Garland was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 6 points. On the 76ers, Tobias Harris scored 4 points.

2nd Quarter

The 2nd Quarter was set off with a formitable scoring effort as the Cavaliers shot 6/8 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 13 points. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton was a crucial contributor in this excellent start as he added 4 points on 2/2 shooting (0/0 from three). In addition, Sexton also had 1 steal. On the other hand, the 76ers had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 4/13 from the field and 2/6 from three for a total of 12 points. Glenn Robinson III was among those on the 76ers who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 1/3 from the field and 0/1 from three for 4 points. Small Forward Tobias Harris gained 5 points and swiped 1 steal.

After the dependable start to the 2nd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to close out the quarter, gaining 14 points while going 4/8 from the field and 3/6 from the three point mark. The 76ers, meanwhile, had trouble closing out the period, boasting 15 points on 5/13 shooting (3/6 from the three point mark). The 2nd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers down by 11 points (55-44). Matthew Dellavedova was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 10 points. On the 76ers, Furkan Korkmaz scored 6 points.

3rd Quarter

The Cavaliers had a rough go at the beginning of the 3rd Quarter, shooting 3/7 from the field and 2/4 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 15 points. Small Forward Cedi Osman was one of the players who had issues at the start of the quarter, shooting 0/1 from the field and 0/1 from the three point mark for no points. Power Forward Kevin Love boasted 5 points, got 1 assist, and pulled down 2 rebounds. Shooting Guard Collin Sexton added 5 points. Comparingly, the 76ers also had trouble at the start of the quarter, shooting 4/13 from the field and 1/3 from the three point mark for a total of 9 points. Small Forward Tobias Harris was included in those on the 76ers who had a slow start to the quarter, shooting 0/3 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark for no points. Point Guard Josh Richardson scored 4 points, got 1 block, and had 1 rebound.

After the substandard start to the 3rd Quarter, the Cavaliers continued the effort to close out the quarter, boasting 7 points while going 3/15 from the field and 1/4 from the three point mark. The 76ers, concurrently, faced no issues while finishing out the period, adding 15 points on 6/11 shooting (3/5 from the three point mark). The 3rd Quarter ended with the Cavaliers trailing the 76ers by 9 points (77-68). Collin Sexton was the main contributor of the quarter, scoring 8 points. On the 76ers, Josh Richardson scored 7 points.

4th Quarter

The 4th Quarter launched with some formitable shooting as the Cavaliers went 8/9 from the field and 0/0 from the three point mark in the first half of the quarter for a total of 16 points. Center Tristan Thompson was a vital contributor in this great start as he gained 8 points on 4/4 shooting (0/0 from three). In addition to points, Thompson also grabbed 1 rebound. The 76ers had no issues as well in the first half of the quarter, scoring 6/9 from the field and 3/5 from the three point mark for a total of 16 points. Shooting Guard Shake Milton was a prime player in this decent start for the 76ers as he got 8 points on 3/3 shooting (2/2 from three). Furthermore, Milton also made 1 assist.

Following the solid start to the 4th Quarter, the Cavaliers continued to shoot well to wrap up the quarter, boasting 15 points while going 5/9 from the field and 3/4 from the three point mark. The 76ers also had no trouble finishing up the period, recording 10 points on 5/10 shooting (0/3 from deep). The Cavaliers won against the 76ers 108-94. Collin Sexton was the largest contributor of the quarter, scoring 11 points. On the 76ers, Shake Milton scored 10 points.

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