Cavs, Sixers play first of home-and-home set
(Sports Network) – The Cleveland Cavaliers try to get back on the winning
track tonight when they open a home-and-home series versus the Philadelphia
76ers at Quicken Loans Arena.
The Sixers will host the Cavaliers on Friday at the Wachovia Center.
Cleveland has lost five of its last seven games, including Monday’s 90-79 loss
to the Orlando Magic. LeBron James finished with 18 points and five assists,
but was just 6-of-15 from the floor for Cleveland, which is tied with Detroit
atop the Central standings.
Damon Jones and Larry Hughes both scored 16 points, while Hughes added seven
assists in a losing effort. Cleveland is 15-4 at home this season.
Philadelphia tries to win back-to-back games for the first time in 2007. Kyle
Korver scored a game-high 25 points and Andre Miller contributed 17 points and
dished out 11 assists as the 76ers defeated the New Orleans/Oklahoma City
Hornets, 102-96, on Tuesday at the Wachovia Center.
Andre Iguodala ended with 20 points and six assists in the win over the
Hornets for Philadelphia, which won for just the second time in six games and
third in its last 11 games overall. Rodney Carney finished with 13 points and
five rebounds, while Samuel Dalembert netted 10 and pulled down seven boards
in the victory.
The Sixers are a brutal 5-20 on the road this season.
Wednesday’s game between Cleveland and Philly is the second of four meetings
this season. The Cavs posted a 108-95 win at home on November 25 this season,
but the 76ers have won six of the last nine meetings.
Philadelphia has lost four of its last six at Cleveland.