Preview: Philadelphia At Cleveland

When: 7:00 PM  ET, Monday, February 2, 2015
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
Matchup Edge
PHI Edge in: CLE
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The Philadelphia 76ers gave the Atlanta Hawks all they could handle on Saturday and will take another crack at ending a long winning streak when they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday. The Cavaliers have won 10 straight after surviving Kevin Love’s return to Minnesota and LeBron James’ health is the biggest reason for their success. James missed the last meeting with the 76ers – a 95-92 Philadelphia win on Jan. 5 – but is dominating of late.

James scored 16 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter on Saturday as Cleveland used a 30-11 outburst in the final period to claim a 16-point victory. “We showed some maturity (against the Timberwolves),” Cavaliers coach David Blatt told reporters. “We showed great professionalism and found a way to right ourselves in the game in a good fashion.” The 76ers missed out on an opportunity to earn their first three-game winning streak of the season in Saturday’s 91-85 loss but did hold their opponent under 100 points for the sixth time in seven games.

TV: 7 p.m. ET, CSN Philadelphia, FSN Ohio (Cleveland)

ABOUT THE 76ERS (10-38): Philadelphia held an 83-81 lead in Atlanta before going cold down the stretch against the NBA’s best team. “It was definitely a great effort,” forward Nerlens Noel told reporters. “I thought we showed a lot of resilience.” Michael Carter-Williams was the star of the Jan. 5 win in Cleveland with 18 points and 13 assists and is averaging 14.7 points, 9.3 assists and 8.3 rebounds with one triple-double in the last three games.

ABOUT THE CAVALIERS (29-20): James has played in nine of the 10 games during the winning streak and is averaging 29.6 points in that span while leading his team back up the standings. The superstar forward’s performance on Saturday helped to cover for a slump from Kyrie Irving, who finished with 12 points on 4-of-16 shooting. Irving scored an NBA season-high 55 points with James out on Wednesday but was held to 21 on Friday before a streak of four straight 20-plus outings came to an end in Minnesota.

BUZZER BEATERS


1. Cavaliers G J.R. Smith is 7-of-28 from 3-point range over the last four games.

2. Philadelphia F Jerami Grant is shooting 53.1 percent from the field in the last five games, including 8-of-13 from 3-point range.

3. Cleveland F Tristan Thompson recorded 13 rebounds on Saturday – the fifth time this season he has grabbed at least that many as a reserve.

PREDICTION: Cavaliers 102, 76ers 88

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div Conf
Philadelphia 10-38 L1 5-18 5-20 0-1 10-37 1-9 7-21
Cleveland 29-20 W10 17-9 12-11 2-4 27-16 5-2 18-9

Last Meeting

Philadelphia Cleveland
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
1/5/15 CLE 92 PHI 95 95 43 48.1 92 43 38.8

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHI T. Wroten 20 44.4 4
CLE K. Love 28 44.4 11
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHI F. Aldemir 10 2 8
CLE K. Love 19 4 15
Assists Player  
PHI M. Carter-Williams 13
CLE M. Dellavedova 8
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
PHI T. Wroten 604 40.9 151
CLE L. James 1093 49.5 257
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
PHI N. Noel 353 108 245
CLE K. Love 527 110 417
Assists Player  
PHI M. Carter-Williams 285
CLE L. James 305

Quickchart Matchup

Philadelphia  Off vs  Cleveland Def
89.6 Points For
99.4 Points Against
40.9 FG%
46.1 FG%
41.8 Reb
41.1 Reb
Cleveland Off vs  Philadelphia Def
101.8 Points For
101.2 Points Against
45.3 FG%
45.2 FG%
41.1 Reb
46.3 Reb

Live Game Odds

Lines History | All Odds
Home over/under
OPEN
-110
-16
-110
193
Offshore Odds
CarbonSports
-110
-17
-110
193.5
Sportsbook
-110
-17
-110
193.5
5Dimes.eu
-110
-16.5
-110
193.5
GTBets.eu OFF OFF
Top Bet
-110
-16.5
-110
194
BetOnline.ag
-115
-16
-110
194
BetDSI
-110
-16.5
-110
193.5
AllYouBet.ag OFF OFF
BetDNA.com
-114
-16.5
-114
193.5
Superbook.ag OFF OFF
BookMaker.eu
-110
-16.5
-110
193.5
Vegas Odds
Westgate OFF OFF
Mirage OFF OFF
Station OFF OFF
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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Philadelphia Overall Cleveland
10-38 W/L 29-20
23-24-1 ATS 22-27-0
16-32-0 O/U 16-32-1
89.6 Pts For 101.8
101.2 Pts Against 99.4
Philadelphia A/H Cleveland
5-20 W/L 17-9
9-15-1 ATS 13-13-0
7-18-0 O/U 9-17-0
84.9 Pts For 102.8
100.7 Pts Against 98.0